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By Isabelle Anscombe

The humanities and Crafts movement
flowered within the 1870s and 80s as a
reaction to the ornamental excesses of
the mid-nineteenth century. At its
heart was once a look for a go back to
simplicity, quiet attractiveness and honesty
of building. there isn't any single
recognisable variety that represents
Arts and Crafts an inside may perhaps be
exotic and worthwhile, with rich
colours and styles, or homely and
plain, so long as it adhered to the
Arts and Crafts perfect of hand
craftsmanship. The craft workshops
and guilds, created in idealized
imitation in their medieval
counterparts, produced furnishings and
textiles, metalwork and ceramics
which raised the prestige of such
objects from minor household
articles to the ornamental arts.
Arts & Crafts variety is a richly
illustrated survey of this middle-class
revolution in aesthetic style, which
draws jointly its many different
strands and appears particularly at
how the fashion was once interpreted
internationally, all through Europe
and America.
Introduction 7
Coherence Out of Chaos
The look for a brand new sort 1 three • the alternative of Gothic 21
Stained Glass 34 William Morris 36 • Morris and corporate 38
The Victorian worry of Chaos forty three • The Martin Brothers 47
William Burges 48
The Exploration of Arts and Crafts Ideals
A New Gospel is unfold fifty three • The paintings Chair sixty eight • C. R. Ashhee 70
Entertainment seventy two • deepest Presses seventy four • Gustav Stickley 76
An Eclectic kind seventy nine • E. W. Godwin ninety Christopher cloth wardrobe 91
Louis convenience Tiffany 94
The Popularization of the Movement
The Refinement of the fashion ninety nine • C F. A. Voysey 112
Gimson and the Barnsleys 1 14 - Wallpapers 1 sixteen • Carpets 120
Metalworlc 123 • A Middle-class Enthusiasm one hundred twenty five • lighting fixtures 135
The Hospitable Board 1 38 • Tiles one hundred forty The Nursery 142
Illustrators 146 • The Benediction of fine flavor 149
Embroidery a hundred and fifty five • American Ceramics 156 • Eashion 158
Jewellery 162
Into the 20 th Century
New Departures 167 • Charles Rennie waterproof coat 176
josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstdtte 180
Richard Riemerschmid 182 • Textiles 184
A moment new release translates the fashion 187
Frank Lloyd Wright 196 • Greene and Greene 201
Garden layout 202
The carrying on with impression of the Movement
The glossy flow is Born 209 a continuous Legacy 215
British Artist-Potters 224
Bibliography 226
Acknowledgements 229
Index 230

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Land, who supplied to who lectured on stained glass Selwyn Image and Frank Brangwyn A. Taylor and C. R. Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright in America all in Scot- designed more Koloman Moser and Frenchman Eugene Grasset and the Dutchman Jan Thorn Prikker also used coloured glass, generally with no painted detail what- painterly qualities to their figure painting, but leaded glass soever, or in strictly geometric designs, as part of their dec- came orative schemes. Designers such as Henry Holiday, Powell's, Christopher Whall, at the Central leaded gradually to rely more on glass; in Europe, the Austrians Josef Hoffmann, the Belgian Victor Horta, the School of Arts and Crafts and pioneered the use of 'slab' glass, or Harry Clarke in Ireland, brought 1 u C.

Lethaby, C. R. Ashbee and, Walter Crane, who painted pic- tures with socialist themes, designed But, as he outlined in his union News From came from all over the world, and the Guild's activities 56 'Cockatoo and Pomegranate', handprinted wallpaper designed in 1899 by Walter Crane and manufactured by Jeffrey and Co. Whitworth Art . Gallery, Manchester ' THE EXPLORATION OF ARTS AND CRAFTS IDEALS and products were much discussed and illustrated in magazines in Europe and America. In England, the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft, established in 1890, was closely today.

Nevertheless, after it Budapest and a journal of applied Many new magazines arts were founded, using innovative printing tech- the failure of the Guild, Ashbee^was more certain than ever that and the decorative be given their proper place. In the niques such was the way of life that counted, and as chromolithography. Studio in England, The Pan, Jugend, Deutsche that this could not include mechanization. Kunst und Dekoration and Dekorative Kunst In his book, Craftsmanship in Competitive in Germany, Ver Sacrum in Austria, La Casa in Italy, and House Beautiful, House and Garden, Ladies' Home Journal and The Craftsman in America all helped to spread the exciting new ideas about design and its connection with social well-being.

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