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Margaret Calvert

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...Margaret Vivienne Calvert OBE is a typographer and graphic designer. Born in South Africa, Calvert moved to England in 1950 where she later studied at the Chelsea College of Art. In 1957, her Chelsea College tutor Jock Kinneir was appointed...

Stella McCartney

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...Stella McCartney graduated from Central Saint Martins art school in 1995. She was successful quite quickly and after only two collections, she was appointed creative director of the fashion house Chloé in Paris in 1997. In October 2001 she...

Zaha Hadid

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...Born in Baghdad in 1950, Zaha Hadid studied mathematics at the American University in Beirut. In 1972 she moved to London to study architecture at the Architectural Association (AA). After a highly successful graduation in 1977, she briefly...

Vivienne Westwood

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...British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has a career spanning forty years in fashion, producing designs that challenge the prevailing styles set by high-end designers. Westwood never formally trained in fashion or textile design...

The Politics of Learning: Dr. John Fell and the Fell Types at Oxford University in the Later Seventeenth Century

David Raizman

David Raizman is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art and Art History at Drexel University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Graphic Design History : Image, Text, and Context

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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..."I may hope that our Endeavors here may produce somewhat which the publick may reap advantage from, and be concerned to encourage." —John Fell“I do not love thee Dr. Fell, …”Among the objects on display in the small museum at the Oxford...

De Havilland, Geoffrey (1882–1965)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Eponymous owner of the De Havilland Aircraft Company founded in 1920, Geoffrey de Havilland pioneered British aircraft design and engineering in the early twentieth century. Working in both military and commercial spheres, de Havilliand...

Conclusion: Endings and Beginnings

Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi

Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi is Professor of Art History at the University Missouri-St Louis, USA. She was awarded her PhD by Harvard University in 1983, and has written three books and over thirty articles for peer-reviewed journals. Her book Her book Charles Perrault's Memoirs of my Life won an Outstanding Academic Book award from the ALA in 1990. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Material Culture of Tableware : Staffordshire Pottery and American Values

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

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...Toward the end of Bill Norbury’s memoir, in a passage probably written around 1999, he made the following rueful comment:The other day I happened to pass by the Hanley and Imperial Potteries, in both cases a sad scene of utter desolation...

A Continuous Landscape? Neighborhood Planning and the New “Local” in Postwar Bristol

Fiona Fisher

Fiona Fisher is a researcher in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK, where she is a member of the Modern Interiors Research Centre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rebecca Preston

Rebecca Preston

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Flow : Interior, landscape and architecture in the era of liquid modernity

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...In 1941, the author of Reconstruction and the Public House foresaw the importance of the postwar social landscape to the pub of the future. It will be, he said, “the surroundings which will determine the character of the public house...

An ‘Unexpected Pearl’: Gender And Performativity in the Public and Private Lives of London Couturier Norman Hartnell

Dress History : New Directions in Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The London couturier Norman Hartnell (1901–79) is best remembered for dressing British royalty, particularly the current British monarch Elizabeth II for her coronation in 1953. Hartnell was far more than a royal dressmaker, however, he...

Aitchison, George (1825–1910)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...During his lifetime Aitchison’s reputation rested on the magnificent studio-house in Holland Park that he designed for Lord Frederic Leighton (c. 1866–95) and on his reputation as a lecturer, writer, and stalwart of the Royal Academy...