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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

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...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...

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

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...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...

Torino Prima Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Decorativa Moderna (First International Exposition of Modern Decorative Arts) (1902)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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 Chapter

...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...

National Cash Register Company’s Boys’ Garden: Shaping Working-Class Childhoods and Future Workers, 1897–1913

Design and Agency : Critical Perspectives on Identities, Histories, and Practices

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...National Cash Register Company owner John H. Patterson was well aware of public concern for the effects of industrialization on the moral and physical development of workers when his company first undertook welfare work in the mid-1890s...

Design in the Soviet Union 1905–1928

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The Revolution of 1905 At the beginning of the 20th century, the discontent of Russia’s factory workers and peasants began to coalesce into a rebellious movement against Czar Nicholas II, who had little interest in giving up...

Artificial Limbs on the Panama Canal

Making Disability Modern : Design Histories

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book Chapter

...In the fall of 1911, New York City’s most renowned artificial limb manufacturer, the A.A. Marks Company, released a lavish new piece of advertising. Going beyond its usual thick catalogues and elegant trade cards, the company issued what...

English suffrage badges and the marketing of the campaign

Suffrage and the Arts : Visual Culture, Politics and Enterprise

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The period in which suffrage badges, buttons and brooches achieved the height of popularity in the English campaign extended from approximately 1908 to 1914. For the most part, their manufacture was discontinued during the First World War...

Gifted Design: Imperial Benevolence in the Needlework of Mary Seton Watts

Elaine Cheasley Paterson

Elaine Cheasley Paterson is Associate Professor of Craft History at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and Agency : Critical Perspectives on Identities, Histories, and Practices

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us …and history is literally present in all that we do.It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to historythat we owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our...

Ford Model T, USA

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...1915 Ford Model T tourer owned by Michael Flather ©Paul Haze/1 2012 In many ways the Ford Model T was quite an ordinary car. I acknowledge the support of Robert Casey, Curator of Transportation,...