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Louis Majorelle

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...Majorelle was an important French furniture designer of the Art Nouveau period. From 1877, he studied painting at the .cole des Beaux Arts, leaving to run the family furniture business in Nancy on the death of his father. In this capacity...

Nancy School

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Nancy School or École de Nancy refers to a group of artists, designers, and manufacturers who worked in Nancy, in eastern France, and banded together to promote work from the Lorraine region. The group was originally called the Alliance...

Art Glass

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Art glass is a term generally used to describe glass made in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for artistic and decorative purposes. The beauty of the material has inspired the creation of glass objects of luxury since...

Emile Gallé

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...Gallé was a high-profile glass designer and manufacturer, born in Nancy, France. His work is typified by decorative overlaid glass techniques based upon botanical forms that exerted great influence upon the Art Nouveau movement. Emile...

Bing, Siegfried (Samuel) (1838–1905)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Siegfried Bing, frequently misidentified as “Samuel,” was a Parisian art dealer of German origin who was crucial in the development of Art Nouveau. He started his career in 1854 as the manager of his father’s business branch in Paris...

Gallé, Emile (1846–1904)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gallé was a high-profile glass designer and manufacturer, born in Nancy, France. His work is typified by decorative overlaid glass techniques based upon botanical forms that exerted great influence upon the Art Nouveau movement. Emile...

Majorelle, Louis (1859–1926)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Majorelle was an important French furniture designer of the Art Nouveau period. From 1877, he studied painting at the École des Beaux Arts, leaving to run the family furniture business in Nancy on the death of his father...

Japonisme

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Japonisme was a style of decorative design and art popular across Europe and the United States in the latter half of the nineteenth century. As its name suggests, Japonisme refers to consumers’ taste...

Art Nouveau

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Art Nouveau was a style of decorative and architectural design produced across Europe and in the United States around 1900. The movement was an effort to integrate art into daily life and a visual style that was popular...