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Simon Bliss


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Research interests

Simon's current research interest is the history of jewellery and metalwork in relation to the culture of modernism. His book Jewellery in the Age of Modernism 1918-1940: Adornment and beyond is published by Bloomsbury (2018).

Scholarly biography

Simon has been teaching and researching in UK Further and Higher Education for over 30 years, specialising in teaching design history and theory to practice-based students of art, architecture and design. During this time Simon has worked as a part-time and full-time lecturer, senior lecturer, course leader, director of studies and associate dean as well as undertaking duties as an external examiner. He also has many years' experience of supporting international students and has one PhD completion as a lead supervisor.

A part-time research student at the University of Brighton, Simon is currently working towards the award of PhD by Publication.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, City of Birmingham Polytechnic


Bachelor, North Staffordshire Polytechnic


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Research Output 2003 2018

Jewellery in the Age of Modernism 1918-1940: Adornment and Beyond

Bliss, S., 15 Nov 2018, New York. 224 p. (Material Culture of Art and Design)

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authoredResearchpeer-review

Body Adornment
Portable Art

«L’intelligence de la parure»: заметки о ювелирных украшениях 1920-х годов

Bliss, S., 2016, Теория моды: одежда, тело, культура. Aliabieva, L. (ed.). 41 ed. Moscow, Vol. Autumn. p. 35-57 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

World War I

L'intelligence de la parure: Notes on Jewelry Wearing in the 1920s

Bliss, S., 22 Sep 2015, In : Fashion theory. 20, 1, p. 5-26 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

World War I

Charlotte Perriand, Ball Bearings, and Modernist Jewelry

Bliss, S., 1 Apr 2013, In : Modernism/modernity. 20, 2, p. 169-188 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Charlotte Perriand

New Displays: The Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris

Bliss, S., 2007, In : Silver Studies. 22, p. 77-81 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Art Nouveau
Art Deco