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Fin de Siècle

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Book, 2009

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Georgian Revival

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Georgian Revival, the renewed interest in the British Georgian period (1714–1820), arguably began around 1890 with a number of architectural publications dealing with the eighteenth century issued by the firm B. T. Batsford, and continued...

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...

Innendekoration (Interior Decoration) (1890–1944)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Innendekoration (Interior Decoration) was the first major German language periodical entirely and explicitly devoted to the design of the domestic interior. It was preceded in some respects by the London journal The Cabinetmaker & Art...

Swiss Army Knife, Switzerland

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...Soon here on an Isle of Man fishing boat, the Swiss Army knife is an indispensable tool for fishermen, mountain climbers and astronauts alike. Photograph courtesy Simon Prescott In 1975...

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...

Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) (1892–1990)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Erte was a Russian-born French artist and illustrator active in France and the United States who was primarily associated with the Art Deco style. The pseudonym “Erte” was derived from the French pronunciation of his initials “R. T.” Born...

Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition (1893)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893, the second major exhibition in size and significance held in the United States, celebrated the four hundredth anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. The Exposition, financed...

The Studio (1893–1988)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Studio magazine focused on both the fine and the applied arts. Founded in 1893 by Charles Holme, formerly of the East India Company, the magazine was published in London. Holme, who lived at Red House in Kent (a house designed by Arts...

Dekorative Kunst (1897–1929)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Dekorative Kunst: Illustrierte Zeitschrift für Angewandte Kunst (Decorative Art: Monthly Journal for Applied Arts 1898–1922) was, from 1900, incorporated in Die Kunst: Monatshefte fûr freie und angewandte Kunst. Published by Munich’s...