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Moravian Pottery and Tile Works (Henry Chapman Mercer)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Henry Chapman Mercer (1856–1930) established The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in 1898 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Mercer came from a prominent family and attended Harvard University where Charles Eliot Norton (1827–1908...

Neo-Liberty

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Neo-Liberty style was an Italian design movement that emerged in the mid-1950s as a reaction against the perceived dogmatic nature of the International Style of modern architecture and design. Its detractors, including Reyner Banham, coined...

Neo-Grec

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Neo-Grec was a “New Greek” style intended to create a modern version of Greek design, rather than a simple revival. Despite the nomenclature, the style was eclectic and influenced by a variety of early and late Classical sources...

Rose Valley (1901–9)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Rose Valley, Pennsylvania (1901–9), was founded by architect William L. Price (1861–1916), who was inspired by William Morris’ Arts and Crafts Movement ideals and a desire to create a community focused on “The Art That Is Life,” a phrase...

Spanish Colonial Revival

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Spanish Colonial Revival is an architectural style most popular in the United States in the early to mid-twentieth century based upon the building style found in Spanish colonies from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries in what is now...

Reformed or Modern Gothic

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Reformed Gothic, also referred to as Modern Gothic, was a revival style popular in Great Britain, France, and the United States from c. 1860 to 1880. Rather than imitating the exact design of a Gothic (c. 1200–1400) building, specific...

Pabst Daniel (1826–1910)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Daniel Pabst was born in Germany and attended one of the earliest trade schools established in that country before immigrating to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1849. Pabst was one of many craftsmen trained in Europe who contributed...

Furness, Frank (1839–1912)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Frank H. Furness (1839–1912) was one of the most prolific and popular architects in Philadelphia during the late nineteenth century, designing hundreds of buildings of all types in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Furness...

Gothic Revival

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Gothic Revival originated in Britain in the early nineteenth century and was based on the European architectural style of the period from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. The revival was most popular in Britain...

Rookwood (Pottery)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Rookwood Pottery was founded in 1880 in Cincinnati, Ohio, by Maria Longworth Nichols (later Storer) (1849–1932), the daughter of a wealthy family known for generous art patronage. Nichols was a talented china painter and active...