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Grand Rapids Furniture

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The term refers to furniture produced in the American city of Grand Rapids in western Michigan, once known as the “Furniture Capital of America.” During its heyday in the third quarter of the nineteenth century, Grand Rapids was home...

Pabst Daniel (1826–1910)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Daniel Pabst was born in Germany and attended one of the earliest trade schools established in that country before immigrating to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1849. Pabst was one of many craftsmen trained in Europe who contributed...

London International Exhibition 1862

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Eleven years after the 1851 Crystal Palace exhibition, Great Britain again hosted a world’s fair, the London International Exhibition. Held in a Renaissance Revival building designed by Captain Francis Fowke (1823–65), much larger, but less...

Reformed or Modern Gothic

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Reformed Gothic, also referred to as Modern Gothic, was a revival style popular in Great Britain, France, and the United States from c. 1860 to 1880. Rather than imitating the exact design of a Gothic (c. 1200–1400) building, specific...