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French Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Historically, French design has been synonymous with fashionable good taste, elegance, and decorative innovation even before the reign of Louis XIV, the “Sun King,” that began in 1643. Apart from skills in design, a great many decorative...

Art Nouveau and the Decorative Impulse 1890–1914

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Introduction The diverse movements that arose across Europe in the late 19th century with the aim of renewing the decorative arts are frequently considered under the common rubric “Art Nouveau.” The term first gained wide...

Bing, Siegfried (Samuel) (1838–1905)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Siegfried Bing, frequently misidentified as “Samuel,” was a Parisian art dealer of German origin who was crucial in the development of Art Nouveau. He started his career in 1854 as the manager of his father’s business branch in Paris....

Up to 1890 – The Foundations of Modernism

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modernism in Scandinavia : Art, Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...This first chapter focuses on the foundations needed for the birth of Modernism in the Nordic region. This includes a growing public for art and the emergence of a network of institutions, schools and societies for promoting cultural...

Art Nouveau

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Art Nouveau was a style of decorative and architectural design produced across Europe and in the United States around 1900. The movement was an effort to integrate art into daily life and a visual style that was popular...