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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...

Benz, Karl (1844–1927) and Bertha (1847–1944)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...German automobile inventors and manufacturers of the first commercial motor vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine, and founders of Benz & Company Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik, commonly known as Benz & Cie, later part...

Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK) (Museum of Applied Arts), Vienna (1863–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK) (Museum of Applied Arts) was founded in 1863 as the k.k. Österreichischen Museum für Kunst und Industrie (Imperial and Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry). Like a number of other museums founded...

Vionnet, Madeleine (1876–1975)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer. Born in Chilleurs-aux-Bois, Vionnet worked and lived in Paris for most of her adult life. After a short time in England as an apprentice for the Royal millinery supplier Kate Reilly, she...

Viktor and Rolf (Viktor Horsting [1969–]; Rolf Snoeren [1969–])

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Viktor and Rolf are Dutch fashion designers. The duo, who met while studying at the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design, design clothes that playfully question the very nature of fashion and Parisian couture. Relocating to Paris in 1993...

Berlin Secession

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Tensions between conservative and progressive artists led to the founding of a new artists’ group in Berlin in the late nineteenth century. The separation movement in Berlin began at the same time as the Munich Secession (1892). Walter...