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Wolfers, Philippe (1858–1929)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Philippe Wolfers was a Belgian jeweler, designer, and sculptor who entered his father’s workshop as an apprentice. He was influenced by the rococo revival, naturalism, and later, Japonisme, which eventually became the Art Nouveau style he...

Munich Secession

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...A group of Munich-based artists designated themselves as Secessionists in the late nineteenth century. On April 4, 1892, ninety-six artists seceded from the Munich Künstlergenossenschaft (Artists’ Cooperative) and founded a new group...