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Jeanne-Marie Lanvin

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...Fashion designer Jeanne-Marie Lanvin began her career as apprentice to a milliner and dressmaker before opening her own millinery studio in Paris . Lanvin began by designing children’s wear, moving into womenswear when customers asked...

Madeleine Vionnet

Designer Biography

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...Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer. She opened her own salon in 1912 and after the war she became a prominent designer in Paris until she retired in 1940. Vionnet is credited with creating the coupé en biais or bias cut...

Modern Design in Japan (1912–1930)

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The period between 1912 and 1930 corresponds to the Taishō period (1911–1926) and the beginning of the Shōwa period (1926–1989). During this time, movements to disseminate democracy and liberalism came into being, while transportation...

Dada

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Dada refers to a loosely affiliated and brief-lived artistic movement (c.1916–23) whose foundational ideas would, nevertheless, resonate with radical artists throughout the twentieth century. Dada was one of several avant-garde movements...

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...

Necchi

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Necchi is an Italian manufacturer of sewing machines, founded in Pavia by Vittorio Necchi, in 1919. After the Second World War, the company reached a prominent position in both domestic and international design markets. In 1948, Gino...
...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 Suffrage...

Crane, Walter (1845–1915)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...An influential illustrator and designer of the Arts and Crafts movement, Crane was born in Liverpool and active in England during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was the son of an exhibited artist named Thomas Crane whose...

Gimson, Ernest William (1864–1919)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Gimson was a British furniture designer, craftsman, and architect associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement, whose design demonstrated an understanding and application of traditional craft materials and skills, interest in high-quality...

Guild of Handicraft (1888–1919)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...British architect and designer Charles Robert Ashbee (1863–1942) established the Guild and School of Handicraft in London in 1888. Ashbee’s aim was to train young journeymen in design, while workshops run by guildsmen made and sold...