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Serrurier-Bovy, Gustave (1858–1910)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Belgian furniture designer, born in Liege, Serrurier-Bovy is considered as one of the leading figures of Art Nouveau in Belgium along with Victor Horta, Henry van de Velde, and Paul Hankar. Son of a cabinetmaker, he started his training...

Glasgow School of Art (1842–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Begun in 1842 with a government grant from the Board of Trade, the Glasgow School of Art developed as a leading institution for arts education. Initially a government school of design, it focused on “ornament as applicable...

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...

Macdonald Mackintosh, Margaret (1865–1933)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Margaret was a Scottish artist and designer known for embroidery, gesso panels, graphic work, metalwork, and textiles. Born in England and later moving to Glasgow, both Margaret and her younger sister Frances (Macdonald MacNair) attended...
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...Scottish architect, designer, and artist associated with Art Nouveau, Mackintosh is particularly well known for his interior design, designs for furniture, metalwork, stained glass, and textiles, as well as graphic design and watercolor...

Gesamtkunstwerk

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A German concept of the “total work of art,” in which different arts were each to contribute to a scheme without sacrificing their autonomy. The term was first used by the German philosopher Karl Trahndorff in 1827 and later associated...

The Arts and Crafts Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Arts and Crafts Movement was a response to new technologies that had increased production and consumption of manufactured goods while at the same time resulting in poor quality and adverse working conditions for craftsmen. Critics...

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie (1868–1928)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Scottish architect, designer, and artist associated with Art Nouveau, Mackintosh is particularly well known for his interior design, designs for furniture, metalwork, stained glass, and textiles, as well as graphic design and watercolor...

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...

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...All nation states are artificial constructions. A brief survey of the changes in the territory and dominion of Britain over the last two hundred years reveals one aspect of that construction in action. In 1801, the Act of Union with Ireland...