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Airship Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Hegel, G. W. F. (1770–1831)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Zuber et Cie

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...
...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 Article

...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...

Directoire

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Directoire is a French style in decorative arts, furniture, and fashion after the Revolution. The style takes its name from the Directory, the body of five directors appointed under the First Republic from 1795 to 1799. This period follows...

Federal Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Schinkel, Karl F. (1781–1841)

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 Article

...Schinkel worked for most of his life in Berlin, initially as a painter and theatrical designer, then as an architect. He later turned to the design of furniture and interiors when commissioned to work for the Prussian royal family. In 1815...

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

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...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...

Egyptian Taste (Style/Revival)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Egyptian Revival refers to the use of Egyptian-inspired forms and motifs in architecture, furniture, and decorative objects during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. At first, Egyptian motifs appeared within...