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Culture, Theories of

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Culture is both a value-laden and descriptive term. Its linguistic roots connect it to habitation and cultivation, this being developed over several centuries of European thinking toward the idea of culture as improvement, civilization...

Frugal Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Looking for ways to reduce the price of products and services is not a new idea. However, using this agenda to create more suitable and socially aware designed products is. Indeed, Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (1508–1580) wrote...

Ver Sacrum (1898–1903)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Ver Sacrum (Sacred Spring) was a short-lived periodical published in Vienna between 1898 and 1903. It was the mouthpiece of the artist/designer group Vienna Secession. The journal was influenced by the German magazine Pan and was edited...

Ornament

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Lobmeyr J. & L.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...J. & L. Lobmeyr of Vienna, Austria, was founded in 1823 and is recognized as one of the premier central European glass manufactories. The product range comprised complete drinking services and other glasses for the table, as well...

Kohn, Jacob and Josef

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1849, the businessman Jacob Kohn (1791–1866), together with his son Josef (1814–84), founded a factory for the production of wooden components, which, during the course of the nineteenth century, became an important Austria-Hungarian...

Austrian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Austrian design of the past two centuries has been shaped substantially by the country’s complex history, first as a powerful empire in continental Europe, and later as a considerably smaller and more conservative “Alpine” republic....

Loos, Adolf (1870–1933)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Adolf Loos was an Austrian architect born in Brünn, Moravia, now the Czech Republic, who may be viewed as Viennese modernism’s great lone warrior. As an influential modern architect, he authored culturally critical articles in which he...

Thonet (Gebrüder Thonet)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Gebrüder Thonet was a Viennese furniture company established in 1853 by carpenter Michael Thonet (1796–1871), originally from Boppard on Rhine, and his five sons. With several patents to bend wood, the company...

Adolf Loos

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...Adolf Loos was an Austrian architect born in Brünn, Moravia, now the Czech Republic, who may be viewed as Viennese modernism’s great lone warrior. As an influential modern architect, he authored culturally critical articles in which he...