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Adam, Ken (1921–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Adam is a production designer, born in Berlin, Germany, although his family moved to Britain in 1933 following the rise to power of the Nazi Party. Adam trained as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Having served...

Set Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Set design is customarily understood to be the visual interpretation of scenery, furniture, and props used for performances in theater, television, and film. The use of scenery became popular after the Renaissance, when theater moved...

Lighting Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Lighting design is the design of lighting systems for different applications in exterior and interior environments. An appropriately lit environment serves a person’s ability to see well and to be able to do the tasks that they need...

Messel, Oliver (1904–78)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British set and costume designer born in London, Messel was known for his innovative work before and after the Second World War in both theater and film. Trained at the Slade School of Art, London, he initially worked as a portrait painter,...

Bel Geddes, Norman (1893–1958)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...American industrial designer whose design practice at the height of its success grew to employ over 2,000 people. Born Norman Melancton Geddes (1893–1958), he only became Norman Bel Geddes on his marriage to Helen Belle Schneider in 1918...

Ballets Russes (1909–29)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Ballets Russes was a company established in 1909 by Sergei Diaghilev known for its cutting-edge design and performance praxis. It had two short seasons in 1909 and 1910 before becoming a touring company in Paris. It established a home...

Scenography

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Scenography can be referred to as the interrelationship of set design, architecture, audience, costume design, and dramaturgy in the construction of meaning in theater and performance. The term has been used since antiquity to refer...

Bernard, Oliver (1881–1931)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A scenic, graphic, and interior designer, Bernard survived the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, making drawings of the event for the London Illustrated News. He designed for the British Empire Exhibition 1924 and the Boston Opera...

Hollywood

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Hollywood is an area in Los Angeles that is known for being the home of the major motion picture industries and a center for the production and dissemination of American mass culture; the location is home to some of the most monumental...

‘At home’ at the St James’s: dress, décor and the problem of fashion in Edwardian theatre

Christopher Breward

Christopher Breward is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh, where he also holds the positions of Principal of Edinburgh College of Art and Vice Principal of the University (Creative Arts). He was trained at the Courtauld Institute of Art (BA) and the Royal College of Art (MA, PhD), London, and has subsequently taught at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Royal College of Art, and London College of Fashion. Before taking up his post at Edinburgh, he was Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Christopher has published widely on the history and theory of fashion and its relationship to masculinities and urban cultures. Key publications include “The Culture of Fashion” (MUP 1995), “The Hidden Consumer” (MUP 1999), “Fashion” (OUP 2003), and “Fashioning London” (Berg 2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Performance, Fashion and The Modern Interior : From the Victorians to Today

Berg, 2011

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...Nice plays, with nice dresses, nice drawing rooms and nice people are indispensable; to be un-genteel is worse than to fail.In his Preface to Three Plays for Puritans (1901), George Bernard Shaw deftly offered both a swift dismissal...