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Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Book, 2009

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Mairet, Ethel (1872–1952)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...An English weaver and expert in dying techniques, Mairet was born in Barnstaple, Devon, where she attended the Municipal Science and Art School. She undertook a study of Ceylonese dying techniques while traveling with her first husband...

Tapestry

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practising graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numberous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a journalist and teacher, and former Director of the Christian Meditation Centre in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Book, 2006

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Buckram

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practising graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numberous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a journalist and teacher, and former Director of the Christian Meditation Centre in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Book, 2006

Book Chapter

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Textiles

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Book, 2009

Book Chapter

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Texture

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...All surfaces have a texture; therefore it is a fundamental element in design. In addition all of the myriad of textures have both physical and psychological attributes. Texture has the power to dictate emotions, define use, and increase...

Grassi Museum, Leipzig (1874–)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Grassi Museum in Leipzig was established in 1874 as a Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Arts and Crafts) that was initially funded by a gift to the city from local businessman Franz Grassi. It also included museums of ethnography...

Doucet, Jacques (1853–1929)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...French couturier, born in Paris, Jacques Doucet was involved with his family’s luxury textile business from an early age, creating the House of Doucet couture salon in 1871. Doucet’s artistic and literary collections accorded him prestige...

Quilting

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Quilting is a centuries-old textile technique that combines three layers of fabric stitched together: a fabric for the cover, a layer of insular material in between, and a fabric for the backing. The term “quilt” is derived from the Latin...

Missoni (Ottavio “Tai” Missoni [1921–2013] and Rosita Missoni [1932–])

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The husband and wife team of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni founded their knitwear company in the early 1950s, in the northern Italian village where Rosita was born. Ottavio and Rosita met at the 1948 London Olympic Games. Competing in the 400...