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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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.
Similar to the preceding debates within the Arts and Crafts movement, machines and large mechanized production were considered the main enemies of a happy and free human spirit.
Throughout the Cotswolds, there are many villages and churches where the work of Arts and Crafts Movement designers can be seen, although many houses are still in private ownership and not open to the public.
Taking us back to Morris and Ruskin and the DIY culture, Gauntlett highlights that the creative practices of the Arts and Crafts movement and DIY culture not only were rethinking material and economic practices of industrial societies but were reconceptualizing the politics of work through the lens of creativity and social capital.
Cyndy Manton's remarkable and long-awaited book is the first ever account of the life and work of Henry Wilson (1864-1934), arguably the most accomplished and unquestionably the most versatile protagonist of the English Arts and Crafts Movement.
Unmarried and with limited means, she commissioned a handful of women to make rugs according to her designs -and thus birthed the Arts and Crafts movement of Cottage Craft.
Professional Pursuits, Women and the American Arts and Crafts Movement
Harriet Edquist, Pioneers of Modernism: the Arts and Crafts Movement in Australia, Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2008, xiv + 267 pages; ISBN 978-0-522-85178-6.
The Arts and Crafts Movement, which developed in Britain from the mid-1880s and later spread to the United States, brought together a loose grouping of artists who were resolved to bring beauty to everyday objects and surroundings.
The Mathews were part of a group of artists, architects, and city planners who came together to incorporate the aesthetics of the burgeoning Arts and Crafts movement in the rebuilding of San Francisco.
The goal: Elevate craft education in the classroom with Crafting an American Style, a documentary on the history of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, airing nationally on public television.
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