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Kelmscott Press

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Kelmscott Press was a printing press established by the designer and political thinker William Morris in 1891. Initially established in 16 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, it was named after Morris’s Oxfordshire home Kelmscott...

Historicism (Practice)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Historicism is the theory championed by Hegel and Marx that suggests that history is determined by absolute forces rather than by human agency. The concept of historicism is based in either viewing an epoch or period as unique...

Dyce, William (1806–64)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...William Dyce was a Scottish artist, art theorist, designer, design reformer, and administrator. He briefly enrolled at the Royal Academy in 1825, but disliked its teaching methods. His involvement in design education began in 1837, when he...

Talbert, Bruce (1838–81)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Talbert was an architect and interior designer of the Gothic Revival. Born in Scotland, he studied at the High School of Dundee. A restless soul, Talbert moved regularly during his working life and practiced his trade from Glasgow...

Furness, Frank (1839–1912)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Frank H. Furness (1839–1912) was one of the most prolific and popular architects in Philadelphia during the late nineteenth century, designing hundreds of buildings of all types in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Furness...

Eastlake, Charles (1836–1906)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Charles Locke Eastlake is primarily known for his publications, as well as designs for furniture and interior decoration. Initially trained as an architect, in the 1860s he became a freelance journalist. In 1868 he published Hints...

Rose Valley (1901–9)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Rose Valley, Pennsylvania (1901–9), was founded by architect William L. Price (1861–1916), who was inspired by William Morris’ Arts and Crafts Movement ideals and a desire to create a community focused on “The Art That Is Life,” a phrase...

Bevan, Charles (Active 1865–82)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Bevan was an English furniture designer and manufacturer who was active between 1865 and 1882. His style was based on the Gothic or medieval revival, with a particular emphasis on ornamentation which was often in the form of geometric...

Gothic Revival

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Gothic Revival originated in Britain in the early nineteenth century and was based on the European architectural style of the period from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. The revival was most popular in Britain...

Godwin, Edward William (1833–86)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Godwin was a British designer, writer, and architect who pioneered the Anglo-Japanese style during the 1860s and was a key member of the Aesthetic Movement. His early architectural designs were neo-Gothic, for example, Northampton Town Hall...