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Orientalism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Orientalism refers to the Western perception of primarily Middle Eastern and Asian cultures as the Other and to the representation of those cultures in art, design, and other cultural forms. The Western exoticization of “the Orient...

Wheeler, Candace (1827–1923)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Candace Wheeler was an American designer who was an amateur painter until 1876 when she was inspired by the Royal School of Needlework’s exhibit at Philadelphia Exposition to establish a similar organization in the United States. In 1877...

Vienna International Exhibition (1873)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Weltausstellung (International Exposition) of 1873 aimed to present Austria-Hungary as a world leader and a diverse, internationally competitive country. The project was supported not only by prominent politicians, but also by Austrian...

Glasgow Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The city of Glasgow, a thriving port and commercial center during the nineteenth century, gave its name to and helped foster the style that emanated from the Glasgow School of Art during the last quarter of that century. The style...

Japonisme

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...Japonisme—the appreciation for all things Japanese, which began in the middle of the nineteenth century—must be situated within a larger fascination with things Asian. In the eighteenth century, Europeans developed a taste for Chinese art...

London International Exhibition 1862

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Eleven years after the 1851 Crystal Palace exhibition, Great Britain again hosted a world’s fair, the London International Exhibition. Held in a Renaissance Revival building designed by Captain Francis Fowke (1823–65), much larger, but less...

Dresser, Christopher (1834–1904)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Dresser was a British designer, design reformer and theorist, author, industrial adviser, and businessman. Born in Glasgow, he went on to train at the Government School of Design in London from 1847 to 1854, where he was inspired by key...

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...

Japanese Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...From the Edo period (1603–83) to the Bakumatsu period (1853–68), Japan was isolated from the world under the sakoku policy. Sakoku was a policy in which Edo’s Shogunate government forbade overseas travel and limited exchange and commerce...

Japonisme

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...