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Chinoiserie

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...European interpretations of Chinese motifs, decorations, furniture, and architecture are commonly referred to by the French word Chinoiserie. Starting in the seventeenth century and becoming more popular...

Modern Diffusion of Islamic Styles

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...Decorative and artistic styles as well as architectural designs copying or deriving from Islamic or Islamicate antetypes were particularly widespread as part of both revivalist and vanguard currents in Europe and North America from about...

Chinoiserie: A Global Style

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...Chinoiserie is a decorative style that takes images and materials thought to be related to “China”—understood as both a specific place and a set of ideas—as its inspiration. The style emerged in the context of early modern global trade...

Orientalism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Orientalism refers to the Western perception of primarily Middle Eastern and Asian cultures as the Other and to the representation of those cultures in art, design, and other cultural forms. The Western exoticization of “the Orient...

Paris Exposition Universelle (1878)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The third Universal Exhibition to be held in Paris, the Exposition Universelle de 1878, attracted more than 16 million visitors between May 20 and November 10. After the defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1 and the traumatic events...

The Near and Middle East 1900–1939

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-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; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. 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 Ottoman Empire At the end of the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire encompassed much of the Near East and Middle East regions. Istanbul was the capital of the empire and other major cities were Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut...

Colonies: Africa 1900–1945

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-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; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. 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

Book Chapter

...Introduction Between 1880 and World War I, a group of European powers consolidated their control over most of Africa. Through military conquest and other means, they instituted a system of colonies, protectorates...

Saint-Laurent, Yves (1936–2008)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...French couturier and fashion designer, born Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, Saint-Laurent was credited with saving Paris couture from ruin in the 1960s and rendering ready-to-wear reputable. Saint-Laurent was born in Oran, Algeria...

Moresque

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Moresque refers to a specific type of ornament, as well as to a general style, both derived from Islamic art, specifically that of Muslims who lived in Southern Spain from the eighth century to the later fifteenth century. An alternate term...

Paris Exposition Universelle (1889)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...France’s Third Republic marked the centenary of the Revolution with a triumphal exhibition of technology and tradition. Its most notable structure was Gustave Eiffel’s (1832–1923) 300-meter iron tower, which served as a monumental...