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Grasset, Eugene (1841–1917)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Grasset was a Swiss-born decorative artist and designer of the Art Nouveau who practiced in Paris from 1871. The son of a sculptor and furniture designer, he specialized in the applied arts producing designs for furniture, bookbindings...

Legrain, Pierre-Emile (1889–1929)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Legrain was a French furniture and interior designer, who made a specialization of bookbindings that defined the Art Deco style. Born on the outskirts of Paris, he joined Paul Iribe’s studio in 1908. In 1912, the wealthy fashion designer...

Kåge, Wilhelm (1889–1960)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Swedish artist and designer best known for his innovative ceramic designs, Kåge began his career by studying applied arts at the Tekniska Skolan of the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. He completed his...

Gehry, Frank (1929–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gehry is a Canadian-born architect and industrial designer, who employs innovative structural techniques to create unusual and often seemingly gravity defying forms. In 1949, he moved to Los Angeles to study at the University of Southern...

Mackmurdo, A. H. (1851–1942)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mackmurdo was an English architect and designer who founded the Century Guild of Artists in 1882. Through this group, he provided an important bridge between the values of the Arts and Crafts movement and the Art Nouveau. He found his...

Mairet, Ethel (1872–1952)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Follot, Paul (1877–1941)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A student of Eugène Grasset, from 1901 to 1903 Follot designed silver objects, textiles, bronzes, and jewelry for the Paris gallery La Maison Moderne in the Art Nouveau style. Following this, he designed a variety of jewels after 1911...

Groult, Andre (1884–1966)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Groult was a French ensemblier and designer of furniture and textiles who made his Salon debut in 1910 with an interior scheme that demonstrated a move away from Art Nouveau toward a more classical interpretation but enlivened...

McGrath, Raymond (1903–77)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Architect and industrial designer, born and educated in Australia, McGrath designed a number of significant houses in the modernist idiom during the interwar period. This included remodeling the Cambridge university house Finella. This led...

Hershey, Franklin (1907–97)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...American automobile designer who worked for a number of American automotive brands including General Motors and Ford, Hershey was born in Michigan and raised in California; despite studying forestry at Occidental College, he moved into car...