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acanthus

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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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Alchimia

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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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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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bead and Reel

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Astragal carved in semblance of a continuous row of bead-like and spool- or reel-like elements, arranged usually with one bead then two reels, then a bead, in series.

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BERNARD, Oliver Percy (1881 - 1939)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Architecture; Architecture; Individual Architects and Architectural Firms; History of Art; Industrial and Commercial Art; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 417 words.

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Bruno Paul

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(b Seifhennersdorf, 19 Jan 1874; d Berlin, 17 Aug 1968).

German architect and furniture designer. He was a founder-member of the Vereinigte Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk in...

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Charles Francis Annesley Voysey

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 (1857–1941) English architect and designer.

Voysey was articled to the Gothic Revivalist J. P. Seddon in 1874 and worked for George Devey, a domestic architect specializing in the...

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Charles Heathcote Tatham

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(1772–1842).

English architect. He worked for S. P. Cockerell and then for Henry Holland who helped him to visit Italy in 1794. There, he met many aristocrats and gentry on the...

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corona

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Circular chandelier consisting of one or more metal hoops on which lamps or candles were mounted. The corona (corona lucis: ‘crown of light’) was originally a form of lighting suspended ...

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Cosmati

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Name of a family of architects, sculptors, and mosaicists living in Rome in the 13th century; Cosmati work, a style of mosaic in which marble slabs are surrounded with borders made up of...

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