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acanthus

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Architecture.

A conventionalized representation of the leaf of this plant is used especially as a decoration for Corinthian column capitals. The term in this sense dates from the mid 18th century; the...

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Adshead, (Sylvia) Mary

Sally Hunter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Professional Interior Design; Art Forms. 898 words.

Adshead, (Sylvia) Mary (1904–1995), mural painter and designer, was born on 15 February 1904 at 46 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, the only child of Stanley Davenport Adshead...

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Albers, Josef

Brenda Danilowitz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass; Architecture; Art Education; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1671 words.

Albers, Josef (19 March 1888–25 March 1976), painter, designer, and educator, was born in Bottrop, Germany, the son of Lorenz Albers, a house painter and craftsman, and Magdalena...

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Alchimia

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Italian ‘New Wave’ co-operative design group (1976–91), founded in Milan by Alessandro Guerriero, Mendini, Sottsass, and others, also called Studio Alchymia. One of its aims was to make and...

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Angus, Margaret MacGregor [Peggy]

James Russell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Professional Interior Design; Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Art. 1385 words.

Angus, Margaret MacGregor [Peggy] (1904–1993), designer and artist, was born on 9 November 1904 in Coronel, Chile, the tenth surviving child of David Angus (1855–1926), railway engineer,...

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Arundale, Francis

Annette Peach.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1429 words.

Arundale, Francis (1807–1853), architect and painter, was born at 4 Stanhope Terrace, London, on 9 August 1807, the son of George Arundale. He was an early pupil of Augustus Charles Pugin,...

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Ashley [née Mountney], Laura

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Professional Interior Design; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 1340 words.

Ashley [née Mountney], Laura (1925–1985), dress designer and interior decorator, was born on 7 September 1925 at Dowlais, near Merthyr Tudful, south Wales, the eldest of the four children...

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Baccio Pontelli

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Architecture.

(1450–94/5).

Florentine architect, sculptor, and engineer celebrated for his impressive fortifications, e.g. those at Ostia, with massive machicolations (1483–6). He worked on the...

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Bampfylde, Coplestone Warre

Philip White.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Landscape Art and Architecture. 948 words.

Bampfylde, Coplestone Warre (1720–1791), landscape painter and garden designer, was born on 28 February 1720 at Hestercombe House, Kingston, Taunton, great-grandson of Sir Coplestone...

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Barnsley, (Arthur) Ernest

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art Forms. 3 words.

See Barnsley family

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