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John Henry Dearle

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...Dearle was a British textile designer who worked with William Morris and was responsible for all textile designs from Morris and Co. after 1888. Moving from the retail side of William Morris and Co. to become a designer and their first...

Henry Van de Velde

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...Belgian designer born in Antwerp, who worked mainly in Belgium and Germany, Van de Velde studied painting at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Arts (1881–4) and later in Paris (1884–5). In 1892, he gave up painting for architecture and design...

William Morris

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...William Morris, a designer, craftsman, writer, and political campaigner associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement, was born in Great Britain and worked there. Morris was concerned about the industrialization of British manufacture...

Cotswolds

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Cotswolds is a region to the northwest of London celebrated for its picturesque hilly landscape sprinkled with small towns and villages with thatched-roofed cottages. In the nineteenth century, it became a retreat for members...

Kelmscott Press

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Kelmscott Press was a printing press established by the designer and political thinker William Morris in 1891. Initially established in 16 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, it was named after Morris’s Oxfordshire home Kelmscott...

Mingei

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Mingei (Folk Crafts) movement in Japan was led by the philosopher and critic Yanagi Sōetsu and officially established in 1926. It was equivalent to, and very largely inspired by, the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and Europe. John...

Ruskin, John (1819–1900)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A leading art critic, writer, and social commentator of the nineteenth century, Ruskin was one of the most prominent voices of this era on matters of art criticism and on the consequences of industrial manufacture for design.Ruskin’s early...

Dryad (1907–72)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Following the death of William Morris in 1896, British enthusiasm for his Arts and Crafts’ theory and method of production flourished into the twentieth century. An instance of this is Harry Peach, who subscribed fully to Morris’s ethic...

The Craft Ideal and the Art Movement: Britain and Elsewhere 1861–1915

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Following the Crystal Palace exhibition of 1851, Henry Cole strengthened his promotion of design as a central component of British manufacturing culture. To this end, he encouraged Britain’s continued...

Craft

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The origins of today’s conceptualization of Craft can be found in the mid-nineteenth century with the Arts and Crafts movement, a group of British architects, designers, makers, and theoreticians. Their ideas included a reactionary form...