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The Material Culture of Gout in Early America

Making Disability Modern : Design Histories

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book Chapter

...Applying the last coat of varnish onto the phaeton Pennsylvania Surveyor General John Lukens (1720–89) ordered in 1789, a worker at George Hunter’s internationally acclaimed coach-making shop in Philadelphia likely took pride in knowing his...

Airship Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Aeronautic vehicles, sometimes called dirigibles, consist of lighter-than-air gas sealed in an inflated (non-rigid or rigid) structure (known as the envelope) to enable flight. The addition of power sources allows for propulsion in order...
...My thanks to Adam Budd and Freya Gowrley for their comments on an earlier draft and to Katrina O’Loughlin who very kindly allowed me to read her chapter on Schaw when it was at the proof stage. I am indebted to the Board of Directors...

Dufour et Cie

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Dufour et Cie is a French wallpaper company established by Joseph and Pierre Dufour in 1797 after the brothers founded a factory in Mâcon. In 1804, Dufour established the business as Joseph Dufour et Cie. That same year, the company...

Federal Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Federal is a style in architecture and the decorative arts popular in the United States shortly after the conclusion of the American Revolution until around 1820. Derived from the political use of the word, the style is essentially...

Zuber et Cie

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Zuber et Cie is a French wallpaper company founded by Jean Zuber (1773–1852) in Rixheim in 1797 as Jean Zuber et Cie. Zuber quickly hired the Gobelins painter Joseph-Laurent Malaine and, together with Dufour et Cie, Zuber et Cie...

Hegel, G. W. F. (1770–1831)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) was a philosopher. He was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and studied philosophy and classics at Tubingen University, Germany. He died in Berlin, possibly of cholera. His friends included the poet...

Stephenson, George (1781–1848)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...George Stephenson (1781–1848) is most noted as a railway engineer. He undertook all aspects of railway design and was largely responsible for the two pioneering “town-to-town” railways: the Stockton & Darlington (opened 1825...

The Genteel Craft of Subversion

Love Objects : Emotion, Design and Material Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Introduction Female amateur shoemaking in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was a leisure activity of the upper and middle ranks of society that is almost...

Decline and Disarray, 1780–1948

Maris Boyd Gillette

Maris Boyd Gillette is E. Desmond Lee Professor of Museum Studies and Community History, University of Missouri, St Louis, USA. She is the author of ‘Between Mecca and Beijing: Modernization and Consumption among Urban Chinese Muslims’ (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Porcelain Capital : The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...In 1934, the industrialist Du Zhongyuan (1897–1943) investigated Jingdezhen’s porcelain industry at the invitation of the Jiangxi Provincial Government. Du was a member of China’s new capitalist class. He ran a successful mechanized...