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Empire

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Empire is the French style associated with the reign of Emperor Napoleon I (1804–15). Napoleon had already employed the leading French designers and craftsmen since his appointment as Consul beginning in 1799. That same year...

Boulton & Watt

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Boulton & Watt was a manufacturer of steam engines, founded in 1775 by engineers Matthew Boulton (1728–1809) and James Watt (1736–1819). The partnership combined the existing manufacturing capability of Boulton’s Soho Foundry, Smethwick...