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Ballets Russes (1909–29)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Ballets Russes was a company established in 1909 by Sergei Diaghilev known for its cutting-edge design and performance praxis. It had two short seasons in 1909 and 1910 before becoming a touring company in Paris. It established a home...

Multimedia Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Multimedia design is concerned with the appropriate conceptual, technical, and media-adequate integration of content, such as text, graphic, sound, animation, image, and video, into a unified user experience. From this perspective...

Amsterdam School

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Amsterdamse School (Amsterdam School) was a movement in Dutch architecture directed against the presumed increasing dominance of architectural modernism. The movement was fairly successful between 1920 and 1930, especially in the field...

Gesamtkunstwerk

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A German concept of the “total work of art,” in which different arts were each to contribute to a scheme without sacrificing their autonomy. The term was first used by the German philosopher Karl Trahndorff in 1827 and later associated...

Arne Jacobsen

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...Danish industrial designer and architect, Jacobsen graduated from the School of Architecture at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1927 and was one of the few Danes who practiced both as an architect and as an industrial designer and can...

Wiener Werkstätte

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Wiener Werkstätte was a Vienna-based association of arts and crafts workshops established in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser with financial backing by the industrialist Fritz Wärndorfer. In 1897, Hoffmann and Moser were among...

Mucha, Alfonse (1860–1939)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Alfonse Mucha was a painter, graphic artist, photographer, jewelry and interior designer, born in Ivančice (now the Czech Republic) and lived and worked in Paris and Prague. He shot to fame as a poster designer in fin de siècle Paris, where...

Wright, Frank Lloyd (1867–1959)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Wright was an American architect and interior and furniture designer. Although trained as an engineer at the University of Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright started his career working in the architectural offices of Dankmar Adler...

Olbrich, Joseph Maria (1867–1908)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Joseph Maria Olbrich was an Austrian architect born in Troppau, Silesia in 1867. He became chief draughtsman in Otto Wagner’s office and in 1897 was a founding member of the Vienna Secession. His design for the Vienna Secession’s Secession...

Hoffmann, Josef (1870–1956)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Josef Hoffmann was an Austrian architect and designer born in Brtnice, Moravia (now Czech Republic) in 1870. A pupil of Otto Wagner, Hoffmann became a founding member of the Vienna Secession in 1897 and a professor at the Vienna...