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Historicism (Practice)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Historicism is the theory championed by Hegel and Marx that suggests that history is determined by absolute forces rather than by human agency. The concept of historicism is based in either viewing an epoch or period as unique...

Renaissance Revival

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...A revived interest in the Italian Renaissance began exciting collectors and scholars in the early nineteenth century. The archaeological discoveries in Greece, Italy, and Egypt drove the inspiration of designers and architects, while...

Pabst Daniel (1826–1910)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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...

Grand Rapids Furniture

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...