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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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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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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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Barnsley, Sidney Howard

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Architecture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 3 words.

See Barnsley family

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Bayer, Herbert

Leslie Humm Cormier.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Graphic Design and Typography; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1337 words.

Bayer, Herbert (05 April 1900–30 September 1985), artist, industrial designer, and architect, was born in Haag (near Salzburg), Austria, the son of Maximilian Bayer, a rural government...

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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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Black, Sir Misha

Paul Reilly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 1164 words.

Black, Sir Misha (1910–1977), architect and industrial designer, was born on 16 October 1910 in Baku, Russia, the second of the three sons (there was also a daughter) of Lionel Tcherny...

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Bruno Paul

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

(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

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

 (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

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

(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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