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Tag Archives: Design
1846: The Temple of Time
Emma Willard was a pioneer in Women’s education, opening the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York in 1821—the first institution of higher education for women in the United States. The school was later renamed The Emma Willard School in … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1820's, 1840's, 19th Century, Design, Emma Willard, Printmaking, Time, USA, Women Leave a comment
1958: Firebird III
The General Motors Firebird III was built in 1958, debuted as a concept car at Motorama in 1959, and was featured at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1950's, 20th Century, Cars, Design, Detroit, General Motors, USA 2 Comments
1848: The Devil’s Violin
Costume design by Paul Lormier for the 1849 ballet Le violon du diable (source).
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1840's, 19th Century, Art, Dance, Demons, Design, France, Owls, Paul Lormier, Snakes, Theater Leave a comment
1974: Ancient Symbols
SYMBOLS OR IDEOGRAPHS This chart shows the relationship between the various symbols found in primitive art throughout the world. By carefully following along the directional lines drawn between the symbols, one can easily trace the gradual growth of each from … Continue reading
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Mihály Bíró: brochure for the National Union of Hungarian Construction Workers (c. 1910); text in Romanian.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1910's, 20th Century, Art, Design, Hungary, Labor, Mihály Bíró, Printmaking, Unions Leave a comment
1921: The Roosters and the Fox
Chaim Nachman Bialik: The Roosters and the Fox; Omanut Press, ca. 1921 (source)
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1920's, 20th Century, Animals, Books, Children, Design, Foxes, Judaism, Roosters, Russia Leave a comment
1895: Tentacles of the City
This is the beginning of “La plaine,” the poem that opens Emile Verhaeren’s 1895 book of poems, Les villes tentaculaires [The Tentacled Cities]. The cover is by Théo van Rysselberghe (source). I couldn’t find a translation online, so I did the … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1890's, 19th Century, Belgium, Cities, Design, Emile Verhaeren, Factories, Poetry, Technology, Théo van Rysselberghe Leave a comment
1954: Far Out
The 1954 Ford FX Atmos debuted on March 15 at the Chicago Auto Show and featured a radar screen in its one-seat cockpit. (source)
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1810: Do You Have the Time?
Watchmaker: Isaac Penard (Swiss, 1619–1676) Casemaker: probably the Firm of Moulinié, Bautte & Moynier (Swiss, 1808–21) Case ca. 1810–20, movement ca. 1650 (source)
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 17th Century, 19th Century, Design, Horology, Switzerland, Time Leave a comment
1961 Chrysler Turboflite “The Turboflite proved to be a sensation on the show circuit, but the striking concept car never reached production. Chrysler did continue to develop the turbine engine for use in passenger cars, but even this eventually proved … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 20th Century, Cars, Chrysler, Design, USA 1 Comment