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Old-Russian Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The term Old-Russian Style refers to the art and architecture produced in Russia between the coming of Christianity (988) and the reign of Peter the Great (r.1682–1725), the latter date considered the point at which Russian art began...

The Politics of Learning: Dr. John Fell and the Fell Types at Oxford University in the Later Seventeenth Century

David Raizman

David Raizman is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art and Art History at Drexel University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Graphic Design History : Image, Text, and Context

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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..."I may hope that our Endeavors here may produce somewhat which the publick may reap advantage from, and be concerned to encourage." —John Fell“I do not love thee Dr. Fell, …”Among the objects on display in the small museum at the Oxford...

Mannerism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The term Mannerism derives from the Italian maniera and is used to characterize art of the sixteenth century that expressed self-conscious, mannered, or affected aesthetic impulses. Although some scholars still debate the accuracy...

Silk Textiles in Inter-Empire Exchanges: The Ottomans and the World of Iran

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In this article, we discuss the role of Iran as a purveyor of silk textiles, mainly of woven materials but also of raw silk, during the Ak-koyunlu (1378–1508) and Safavid (1501–1722) empires. We focus on silk fabrics suitable for garments...

Prisms, Mirrors, and Lenses: The Newtonian Revolution

Aaron Fine

Aaron Fine is Professor of Art and Chair at Truman State University where he teaches drawing, painting, and the history of design—among other topics. He has ten solo exhibitions and over fifty group exhibitions on his CV and twenty years’ experience teaching in art and interdisciplinary studies at the college level. He received an MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University and is the author of the mixed-genre creative nonfiction book Dialogues on Color (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Color Theory : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...In a very dark Chamber, at a round Hole, about one third Part of an Inch broad, made in the Shut of a Window, I placed a Glass Prism, whereby the Beam of the Sun’s Light, which came in at that Hole, might be refracted upwards toward...

Asian Design and Global Trade: Communication and Material Change, ca. 1500–1820

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Global connections were broadened, networks enhanced, and communications intensified after 1500 as Europeans uncovered ocean routes to Asia and the Americas. These linkages generated new and expanded commercial and imperial processes, many...
...What does it mean if one object is employed to describe another? What does it reveal about the perception of architecture if buildings are referred to as books, ships or stage sets, if they move, speak or hide? Starting from...

Printing in Pre-Modern Japan

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Christine Guth

Christine Guth led the Asian design history strand in the V&A / RCA History of Design Programme from 2007 until 2016. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Pre-modern Japan had a rich and diverse print culture based almost entirely on woodblock printing. This technology permitted the cultivation of a close and creative interplay between text and image. It also made possible the reproduction...

Textiles and Clothing in Pre-Modern Korea

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Korea’s pre-modern period is regarded as spanning the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries and generally coincides with the country’s Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). Early Joseon was based on neo-Confucianism in both philosophy and politics...