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Muthesius, Hermann (1861–1927)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Architect, historian, and diplomat, Hermann Muthesius was an advocate for the modern style in architecture and industrial design. In 1896, he was sent by the German government as architectural attaché to the German Embassy in London...

Type-Forms

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

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...This term is not related to typography but rather reflects the Modernist tendency for designs that are concerned with ideas of universality, anonymity, and simple geometric shapes. The concept of type-forms was initially based on various...

Hermann Muthesius

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...Architect, historian, and diplomat, Hermann Muthesius was an advocate for the modern style in architecture and industrial design. In 1896, he was sent by the German government as architectural attach. to the German Embassy in London...

Van de Velde, Henry (1863–1957)

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 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...

Deutscher Werkbund (DWB) (1907–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Deutscher Werkbund is an association of designers and architects founded in 1907 to explore aesthetic solutions for the age of mass production. It further developed ideas about industrial crafts as collaboration between artists...