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Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris) (1905–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts) in Paris started with the small collection of objects gathered by the Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts Appliqués à l’Industrie (Central Union of Fine Arts Applied to the Industry...

Björquist, Karin (1927–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Karin Björquist is a Swedish ceramic artist and designer, particularly associated with the Gustavsberg porcelain company where she was artistic director from 1981 to 1986. She designed about twenty dinner sets including the Everyday (1953),...

Anceschi, Giovanni (1939–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Anceschi is a communication designer and artist, born in Milan, Italy. After studying philosophy and visual arts in Milan, in 1959 he cofounded the Gruppo T avant-garde art collective. During these years he practiced and researched...

De Waal, Edmund (1964–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Edmund Arthur Lowndes de Waal OBE (1964–) an artist, author, and now stage designer, was born into a European family in Nottingham, UK, and educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he obtained a first class degree in English literature...

Alfa Romeo

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturer, specializing in the building and racing of sports cars. The legend started in 1910, when Cavalier Ugo Stella acquired the shares of Societa Italiana Automobolo Darraq, the Italian plant...

Bing & Grøndahl

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Bing & Grøndahl was a Danish porcelain manufacturer founded by Frederick Vilhelm Grøndahl, a figure painter formerly at the Danish Royal Porcelain Factory—Royal Copenhagen, and the brothers Herman Meyer and Jacob Herman Bing, paper and art...

Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam (1849–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) opened in 1849 with the collection of Frans Jacob Otto Boijmans. In 1958, Daniël George van Beuningen’s collection was incorporated, giving the Museum its current name....

Freud, Sigmund (1856–1939)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Freud is the Austrian theorist whose ideas about man’s psychology and theories of the human psyche created the discipline of psychoanalysis as a structural model of personality and thus revolutionized Western readings of human...

Nordiska Museet, Skansen Open-Air Museum, Stockholm (1873–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sweden’s largest cultural historical museum houses a collection of 1.5 million objects, photographs, books, documents, films, and gene banks about life and work in Sweden from the 1520s to the present, as well as research archives...

Art Workers’ Guild, Britain (1884–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Art Workers’ Guild is an organization of artists, designers, and craftsmen founded in 1884 in London to foster social contact between different artistic practitioners. The Guild shared many of the ideas of the Arts and Crafts movement...