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Villeroy & Boch

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Villeroy & Boch is a German ceramic and glass manufactory first established as simply Boch in 1748 at Audun-le-Tiche in Lorraine by François Boch. In 1766, Boch’s sons opened the Luxembourg branch of the factory, where it began to produce...

Western and Southern Europe 1900–1939

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 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Aside from the Great Powers—Britain, France, and Germany—and the widespread social democracy in Scandinavia, other countries in Western Europe experienced an extremely diverse mix of political circumstances in the period...

Henry Van de Velde

Designer Biography

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...Belgian designer born in Antwerp, who worked mainly in Belgium and Germany, Van de Velde studied painting at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Arts (1881–4) and later in Paris (1884–5). In 1892, he gave up painting for architecture and design....

Jugendstil

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In Germany, the Art Nouveau Movement was named after the art magazine Jugend that was published in Munich from 1896 onward. It was one of the very influential art and Arts and Crafts magazines for this early modern movement in Europe, along...

Bauhaus (1919–33)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded in 1919 in Weimar Germany, the Bauhaus school was arguably the most influential design institution of the twentieth century. Founder and first Rector, architect Walter Gropius, created a design school that bridged the gap between...

Meissen

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Pan (1895–1900 and 1910–13)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...One of the most influential Jugendstil media in Germany, Pan magazine addressed traditional, Imperial cultural policies in a similar critical vein to Jugend and Simplicissimus between 1895 and 1900. It received its name from...

Werkbund Exhibition, Cologne (1914)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Werkbund Association confirmed its early twentieth-century leadership in architecture and design through this important exhibition of modernist buildings held during the summer of 1914 at the Rheinpark in Cologne. Aspiring Cologne...

Brussels World’s Fair, 1958 (Expo 58)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Brussels World’s Fair of 1958 showcased a number of independent and unconnected exhibitions related to industrial and interior design. The Commerce section hosted a selection of the Signe d’Or awards. A portrait of designer Henry Van de...

Hermann Muthesius

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...Architect, historian, and diplomat, Hermann Muthesius was an advocate for the modern style in architecture and industrial design. In 1896, he was sent by the German government as architectural attach. to the German Embassy in London...