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Munich Vereinigte Werkstätten fur Kunst im Handwerk (United Workshops for Art in HANDWORK) (1897–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1897, the Munich Vereinigte Werkstätten fur Kunst im Handwerk (United Workshops for Art in Handwork) was founded in Munich by designers Bruno Paul, Bernhard Pankok, Richard Riemerschmid, and Herman Obrist. The group gelled around...

Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig (1886–1969)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mies van der Rohe was an influential architect and designer who dominated much of the twentieth century and is often known purely as “Mies.” Born in Aachen Germany, Mies served his apprenticeship in the studios of furniture maker/designer...

Jugendstil

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In Germany, the Art Nouveau Movement was named after the art magazine Jugend that was published in Munich from 1896 onward. It was one of the very influential art and Arts and Crafts magazines for this early modern movement in Europe, along...

Weber, Karl Emanuel Martin (Kem) (1889–1963)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Kem Weber was a German-American industrial and furniture designer. Weber began his training in Potsdam with the royal cabinetmaker Eduard Schultz. In 1908, he joined the Berlin Kunstgewerbeschule and was taught by Bruno Paul, for whom he...

Deutsche Werkstätten für Handwerk Kunst (1898–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1898 Karl Schmidt founded the Dresdner Werkstätten für Handwerkskunst (Dresden, Germany); in the same year the Vereinigte Werkstätten für Kunst und Handwerk in Munich was initiated by the Ausschuss für Kunst und Handwerk (Committee...

Paul, Bruno (1874–1968)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Born in the Lausitz region of Germany in 1874, Paul was an influential architect, furniture designer, and cartoonist. Trained from 1886 in the Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden, he moved to the Munich Art Academy in 1892 to complete his...

Bruno Paul

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...Born in the Lausitz region of Germany in 1874, Paul was an influential architect, furniture designer, and cartoonist. Trained from 1886 in the Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden, he moved to the Munich Art Academy in 1892 to complete his...

Type-Forms

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This term is not related to typography but rather reflects the Modernist tendency for designs that are concerned with ideas of universality, anonymity, and simple geometric shapes. The concept of type-forms was initially based on various...