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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

eBook

...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...

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

eBook

...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...

Cobden-Sanderson, Thomas James (1840–1922)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Legend has it that it was Cobden-Sanderson who coined the designation Arts and Crafts upon the founding of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society in 1887. Instigated by Walter Crane, this institution displayed works by members of the Art...

Image, Selwyn (1849–1930)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Relinquishing holy orders in 1883, Selwyn Image (1849–1930) was a founding member of the influential Century Guild alongside Arthur Heygate Macmurdo, Herbert Horne, Clement Heaton, and Benjamin Creswick. Image coedited the Guild’s quarterly...