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Monotype Corporation

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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...

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

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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...

Bevan, Charles (active 1865–83)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Charles Bevan is best known for his art furniture. His first foray into designing furniture, a davenport desk published in the Building News (1865), reveals he already had a good grasp of the architectural forms of the Gothic Revival...

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...

Contemporary Environmental Design in Japan

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Chapter

...After the Meiji revolution (Restoration) of 1868, the Japanese people began to adopt a new lifestyle incorporating Westernization. The introduction of Western-style gardens and parks led the Japanese to develop new environmental designs...

Linthorpe Pottery

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Spatial Experience within the “Colonial Bungalow,” the “Tropical Modern,” and “Critical Vernacular” House in South Asia, 1880–1980

Flow : Interior, landscape and architecture in the era of liquid modernity

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book Chapter

...This chapter discusses how space was organized and experienced within the “colonial bungalow,” the “tropical modern” house, and the “critical vernacular” house in South Asia (India and Sri Lanka). The “colonial bungalow” in South Asia...