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A. C. Gilbert

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

(1884–1962)

An American inventor of note and originator of the Erector constructional toy in 1913, Gilbert originally trained at Yale Medical School before going on to found the...

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‘A Different and New Refinement’

Viviana Narotzky.

in Journal of Design History

January 2000; p ublished online January 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Art Forms; Art Styles; History of Art; Industrial and Commercial Art. 0 words.

This article seeks to highlight certain elements that helped configure the position of designer goods—and, by extension, design—as part of Barcelona's material culture between 1960 and...

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‘A geographical notion turned into an artistic reality’

Kevin Davies.

in Journal of Design History

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 0 words.

This article investigates the role played by exhibitions of Finnish design in both promoting exports and coordinating ideas about Finnish national identity abroad in the period c. 1953—65....

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1999-2009 A Hertzian Decade

Michael Horsham.

in Journal of Design History

December 2009; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 1951 words.

This new feature in Journal of Design History has been prompted by the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Design History Society in recognition of the emergence of design history...

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‘A Man's House is his Art’: the Walker Art Center's Idea House Project and the Marketing of Domestic Design 1941–1947

Alexandra Griffith Winton.

in Journal of Design History

December 2004; p ublished online December 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 0 words.

Idea Houses I and II, two houses built by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 1941 and 1947, were the first functional modern homes built by an American museum. The houses were conceived...

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‘A Place of Refuge, Seduction or Danger?: The Representation of the Ivy Summer-House in Samuel Richardson's Clarissa

Karen Lipsedge.

in Journal of Design History

January 2006; p ublished online August 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 8174 words.

By the mid-eighteenth century, English novelists began to pay increased attention to the domestic interiors of their fictional characters. This development is worth investigating as it is...

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‘A true Siberia’: Art in Service to Commerce in the Dresden Academy and the Meissen Drawing School, 1764–1836

SARAH RICHARDS.

in Journal of Design History

January 1998; p ublished online January 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 0 words.

A relationship between the Dresden Academy of Art and the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory was formally established as part of Saxon State policy to improve the quality and competitive edge of...

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Aalto, Aino (1894–1949)

Jonathan M. Woodham.

in A Dictionary of Modern Design

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art. 147 words.

The work of the Finnish designer Aino Aalto (née Marsio), like the American designer Ray *Eames,

Aalto, Aino (1894–1949)

Jonathan Woodham.

in A Dictionary of Modern Design

P ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art. 153 words.

The work of the Finnish designer Aino Aalto (née Marsio), like the American designer Ray *Eames, has tended to be overshadowed by the work of her husband, a process in which historians have...

Aalto, Alvar

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Architecture; Industrial and Commercial Art; Professional Interior Design; 20th-Century Art. 401 words.

Finnish, 20th century, male.

Born 3 February 1898, in Kuortane; died 11 May 1976, in Helsinki.

Architect, designer, painter, draughtsman, watercolourist. Figures,...

Aalto, Alvar (1898–1976)

Jonathan M. Woodham.

in A Dictionary of Modern Design

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art. 493 words.

Alvar Aalto is the most celebrated Finnish architect and designer working in furniture, lighting, glass, and textiles. His work is

Aalto, Alvar (1898–1976)

Jonathan Woodham.

in A Dictionary of Modern Design

P ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art. 509 words.

Alvar Aalto is the most celebrated Finnish architect and designer working in furniture, lighting, glass, and textiles. His work is characterized by the use of organic forms and natural...

Aalto University, Helsinki: School of Arts, Design and Architecture (1871)

Jonathan Woodham.

in A Dictionary of Modern Design

P ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art. 325 words.

This leading Finnish university was established in 2010, bringing together in a single institution three previously independent universities: the University of Art and Design Helsinki...

Aarnio, Eerio (1932– )

Jonathan M. Woodham.

in A Dictionary of Modern Design

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art. 184 words.

A leading Finnish architect and designer who emerged as an international figure in the 1960s, Aarnio trained at the School

Aarnio, Eerio (1932– )

Jonathan Woodham.

in A Dictionary of Modern Design

P ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art. 189 words.

A leading Finnish architect and designer who emerged as an international figure in the 1960s, Aarnio trained at the School of Industrial Design in Helsinki from ...

Aas, Nils

Ingeborg Wikborg.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art; Professional Interior Design; Metalwork; Sculpture and Carving; 20th-Century Art. 751 words.

(Sigurd)

(b Inderøy, Nord-Trøndelag, April 21, 1933).

Norwegian sculptor, designer and medallist. He became familiar with handicraft in his father’s furniture workshop....

Abbott, John White (1763)

Edited by Stephen Bury.

in Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography. 582 words.

John White Abbott took up painting initially as a hobby but became well known for his landscapes with animals and

Aberhart, Laurence

Kyla Mackenzie.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; 19th-Century Art; Industrial and Commercial Art; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 371 words.

(b Nelson, 1949).

New Zealand photographer. Aberhart became a leading photographer in New Zealand from the 1970s with his distinctive 8×10 inch black-and-white photographs,...

Aberry, J. (1738-1753)

Edited by Stephen Bury.

in Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography. 64 words.

J. Aberry is known for his 1753 portrait of Sir Walkin William Wynne painted in the manner of Worlidge to

Ablett, William Albert (9 July 1877)

Edited by Stephen Bury.

in Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography. 411 words.

Ablett spent a considerable part of his career in France, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris