Arts and Crafts movement


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Arts and Crafts movement

(1880–1891)
A movement which restored creativity to the decorative arts and indirectly to architecture. Architects such as Henry Van de Velde, Joseph Hoffman, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh had a very strong influence on this movement. It abandoned the stylistic imitation of the nineteenth century and laid the groundwork for the creative works of the Art Nouveau styles that followed.

Arts and Crafts Movement

A group of architects and artisans who emphasized the importance of craftsmanship and high standards in all architectural details; greatly influenced by the outstanding work of William Morris and his company of craftsmen near London. Beginning in the late 19th century and extending into the early 20th century, this movement had a significant impact in America on the Prairie style with its low-pitched roofs and widely overhanging eaves, and on the Craftsman style. In particular, excellent craftsmanship and superior detailing was embraced in the designs of the architects Charles Sumner Greene (1868–1957) and his brother Henry Mather Greene (1870–1954) of Pasadena, California, whose work exemplified architectural details carried to a high art.
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I don't know what zeitgeist prompted the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) to mount simultaneous exhibitions on the Arts and Crafts Movement, and also dictated that these should overlap with an exhibition entitled 'William Morris and the Arts & Crafts' shown in Japan and Taiwan and the Van Gogh Museum's 'L'Art Nouveau: La Maison Bing'.
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But that does not mean that the Arts and Crafts Movement has nothing to teach us today - particularly in architecture, where the Movement's qualities of honesty, response to place and social idealism are even more important than they were 100 years ago.
The Arts and Crafts Movement revolutionised attitudes to design in the late 19th century and was heavily influenced by the work and ideas of William Morris and John Ruskin.
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