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Abraham Darby

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

(1677–1717).

The founder of the great Shropshire iron industry, using local supplies of coal and iron. He was born in Worcestershire of a quaker family, apprenticed in Birmingham,...

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acorn cup

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Covered silver cup shaped like the cupulate involucre in which the acorn grows, usually mounted on a botanical stem. Acorn cups were popular in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

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ADAM, George (<i>born</i> 1957), Lord Provost and Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeen, since 2012

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge; History of Art; Industrial and Commercial Art; Graphic Design and Typography. 80 words.

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ADAMS, Norman (Edward Albert) (1927 - 2005), artist (painter); Professor of Painting in Royal Academy Schools, 1995–2000

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Art; Art Forms; Painting. 281 words.

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ADAMSON, Joy-Friederike Victoria (1910 - 1980), painter since 1938, research on wild animals since 1956, and author since 1958

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Painting; Intellectual History; Literature. 282 words.

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agate glass

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

An imitation of agate made by blending molten glass of two or more colours. The technique was known in antiquity and revived in late fifteenth-century Venice and Germany.

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Alcaraz

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

Spanish centre of carpet production in Murcia. Alcaraz was one of the two principal centres (together with Cuenca) of carpet production in 15th- and 16th-century Spain. The hand-knotted...

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ANGEL, Heather (<i>born</i> 1941), professional wildlife photographer, author and lecturer

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Art; Art Forms; Photography and Photographs; Intellectual History; Literature. 469 words.

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Antonio Barili

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(b 1453; d 1516).

Italian intarsia designer, civil engineer, architect and engraver, was a native of Siena. From 1483 to 1502 he worked in Siena Cathedral, providing carving and...

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Antwerp-Louvre school

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Modern name for a group of unidentified workshops that produced embossed parade armours and shields for the court of Henry II in the third quarter of the 16th century. Some ...

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