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Monotype Corporation

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Monotype is a type foundry initially established in 1887 by Tolbert Lanston. The firm has been at the forefront of developments in type design and type technologies for over a century. Lanston, an American, developed a typesetting machine...

Rational Dress Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The movement named for the Rational Dress Society emerged in 1881 in London in response to the period’s prevailing fashion for restrictive garments. The Society was one of a series of dress reform movements that arose during the nineteenth...

Century Guild

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Century Guild of Artists was established in London in 1883 by the architect Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo and his partner and pupil Herbert Percy Horne. The Guild, active until 1892, emphasized the unity of the arts, including architecture...

Collinson & Lock

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Frank G. Collinson and George J. Lock, employed together at the firm of Herring and Company (est. London in 1782), took over the business in 1870, establishing their own partnership. Initially successful as cabinet-makers, the firm branched...

Chanel, Gabrielle Bonheur (Coco) (1883–1971)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The House of Chanel is one of the most famous and successful Paris couture houses of all time. There are several reasons why: its founder Coco Chanel pioneered such fashion staples as the little black dress, the jersey cardigan suit...

Barcelona: Exposición Universal De Barcelona (Barcelona Universal Exposition) (1888)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Exposición Universal de Barcelona (Barcelona Universal Exposition) was held between April and December 1888. At that time, Barcelona had a population of 530,000. The Exposition received hundreds of thousands of visitors from around...

From historic dress to modern interiors: the design theory of Jakob von Falke

Performance, Fashion and The Modern Interior : From the Victorians to Today

Berg, 2011

Book Chapter

...There is perhaps no better way to begin investigating the relationship between fashion and interiors than by turning to the writings of Jakob von Falke, who was among the most widely read nineteenth-century authors on both dress...

Incandescent Light Bulb, USA

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...Edison and his light bulb, from the Edison family photograph albums US Department of Interior National Park Service Thomas Edison National Historical Park. In 2011, the grandson of Thomas Alva Edison...

Linthorpe Pottery

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...At the suggestion of the British designer Christopher Dresser, John Harrison founded Linthorpe Art Pottery in 1879 on the site of the Sun Brick Works in Linthorpe Village, Middlesbrough. The pottery made use of the common brick clay found...

‘Strawberry Thief’, UK

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...'Strawberry Thief' furnishing fabric, William Morris, 1883 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. ‘Strawberry Thief’ is one of William Morris’s best-known designs. Often described as ‘iconic’, this endearing furnishing...