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Dresdner Werkstätten für Handwerkskunst (Dresden Workshops for Arts and Crafts) (1898–1907)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In 1898 the Dresdner Werkstätten für Handwerkskunst Schmidt und Engelbrecht (Workshop for Handcraft Art) began in Dresden (Germany) as a carpentry and furniture factory. One year later the workshop was renamed as Dresdner Werkstätten für...

L’Art Décoratif (1898–1914)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...L’Art Décoratif: Revue Mensuelle d’Art Contemporain (and other subtitles) was published from 1898 in Paris. It was a sister publication to the Munich journal Dekorative Kunst (from 1897) because the principal editor for both of them,...
...The First International Exposition of Modern Decorative Arts, held in the Italian city of Turin, in 1902, dedicated to modern design, was an important showcase for Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau (Stile Liberty) design work. The main...

White City Exhibitions, London (1908–1911)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Six major international exhibitions took place on the 140 acre White City site in Shepherds Bush, London, between 1908 and 1914: the Franco–British Exhibition 1908, the Imperial International Exhibition 1909, the Japan–British Exhibition...

Becoming a Practical Visionary: Bel Geddes’s Youth and Early Career

Nicolas P. Maffei

Nicolas P. Maffei is Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies in the School of Design, Norwich University of the Arts, UK. He has published widely on American design, streamlining, art deco and modernism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman Bel Geddes : American Design Visionary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...During the period of Bel Geddes’s youth and young adulthood, America developed from a producer to a consumer culture, according to historian T. J. Jackson Lears, “from a Protestant ethos of salvation through self-denial to a therapeutic...

Brownie Camera, USA

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...Advertisement for Brownie cameras From The Youth’s Companion, 26 July 1900, p. 371. The Black Box On the basis of looks alone, the Brownie is a camera that only a minimalist could love—a design icon...
...The Suffrage Atelier, which was formed in 1909, was described in the Suffrage Annual and Women’s Who’s Who, and regularly in the suffrage press, as ‘an Arts and Crafts society working for the enfranchisement of women’. ‘The...

‘I loathe the thought of suffrage sex wars being brought into it’: Institutional conservatism in early twentieth-century women’s art organizations

Zoë Thomas

Zoë Thomas is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the Wider World at the University of Birmingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suffrage and the Arts : Visual Culture, Politics and Enterprise

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...In 1950, painter Margaret Geddes (1914–1998) wrote an article about the history of the Women’s International Art Club – of which she was the Chair – for the celebrated art journal The Studio. Although the Club had been founded in Paris...

‘Our readers are careful buyers’: Creating goods for the suffrage market

Suffrage and the Arts : Visual Culture, Politics and Enterprise

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...Supporters of the early twentieth-century suffrage campaign came from all walks of life and, beyond their pursuit of votes for women, had myriad different interests. Thus, to encourage the spirit of camaraderie among their members as well...

De Morgan, William Frend (1839–1917)

Fiona Fisher

Fiona Fisher is a researcher in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK, where she is a member of the Modern Interiors Research Centre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British ceramic artist, born in London, De Morgan was educated at University College and the Royal Academy Schools. He became interested in the decorative arts in the early 1860s, working for William Morris producing stained glass before...