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Historicism (Practice)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Belter, Henry (1804–63)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A German-American cabinetmaker who immigrated to New York in 1833, Belter became established as a furniture maker and in 1854 he opened a five-story factory in the city. He is particularly remembered as an exponent of the Rococo Revival...

Grand Rapids Furniture

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Meissen

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...During the eighteenth century, the porcelain manufactory Meissen (near Dresden, Germany) was the first and leading manufactory in Europe for a long time. Founded in 1710 by August dem Starken as Königlich-Polnische und...

Rococo Revival

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Rococo Revival style coexisted among a proliferation of historic revivals that characterized mid-nineteenth-century European, English, and American architecture and design. Purveyors of the style sought to emulate the ornately carved...