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Owen Jones

Designer Biography

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...London-born Welsh architect, designer, and theorist who trained at the Royal Academy and under the architect Lewis Vulliamy, Jones is most well known for the highly influential book The Grammar of Ornament, which proposed a design aesthetic...

Christopher Dresser

Designer Biography

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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...

Henry Cole

Designer Biography

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...Museum director, civil servant, and design reformer from Bath, England, Cole was the founding director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and played a leading role in organizing the Great Exhibition of 1851...

Renaissance Revival

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...A revived interest in the Italian Renaissance began exciting collectors and scholars in the early nineteenth century. The archaeological discoveries in Greece, Italy, and Egypt drove the inspiration of designers and architects, while...

Ornament

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Ornament is a term that is broadly applied to the exterior of things, its final decoration. As such, it is often regarded as an “add on,” associated with surface rather than structure, and with fluctuating fashions rather than...

Moresque

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Moresque refers to a specific type of ornament, as well as to a general style, both derived from Islamic art, specifically that of Muslims who lived in Southern Spain from the eighth century to the later fifteenth century. An alternate term...

London International Exhibition 1851

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Design, believed the protagonists of the industrial movement, played an instrumental role in the cultural and social acceptance of the products of the new mechanical industry by the Victorian society. Good design of industrial products...

Jones, Owen (1809–74)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...London-born Welsh architect, designer, and theorist who trained at the Royal Academy and under the architect Lewis Vulliamy, Jones is most well known for the highly influential book The Grammar of Ornament, which proposed a design aesthetic...

Wallpaper

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The practice of attaching patterned papers to walls has, for several centuries, been a ubiquitous feature of interior design. Originally a skeuomorphic alternative to tapestries and wood, wallpapers have proven remarkably resilient...

Jeffrey & Co.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Founded around 1836 as Jeffrey, Wise & Co., and known variously as Jeffrey, Wise & Horne; Horne & Allen; and Jeffrey, Allen & Co., the company manufactured high-quality wallpapers, printed from wooden blocks as well as metal cylinders...