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René Lalique

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...Lalique was a French glass designer and jeweler. In 1872, he enrolled in the Coll.ge Turgot, Paris, where he developed his drawing and sketching skills. Lalique was apprenticed to the goldsmith Louis Aucoc in 1874, while also attending...

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....

Lalique, René (1860–1945)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Lalique was a French glass designer and jeweler. In 1872, he enrolled in the Collège Turgot, Paris, where he developed his drawing and sketching skills. Lalique was apprenticed to the goldsmith Louis Aucoc in 1874, while also attending...

Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (1925)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...One of France’s objectives in the early twentieth century was to reassert the predominance of the French luxury goods trades and the country’s leadership in design, fashion, and the decorative arts. The 1925 Exposition, and indeed the city...

Art Nouveau

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...