Arts & Crafts Movement

Arts & Crafts Movement

eBook - 2009
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"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." This quote alone from William Morris could summarise the ideology of the Arts & Crafts movement, which triggered a veritable reform in the applied arts in England. Founded by John Ruskin, then put into practice by William Morris, the Arts & Crafts movement promoted revolutionary ideas in Victorian England. In the middle of the "soulless" Industrial Era, when objects were standardised, the Arts & Crafts movement proposed a return to the aesthetic at the core of production. The work of artisans and meticu
Publisher: New York : Parkstone International, c2009.
ISBN: 9781780427959
1780427956
Characteristics: 1 online resource (199 p.) : col. ill.
Alternative Title: Arts and crafts movement
Contents: Ruskin's contribution to the doctrine of work
Morris and his plea for an industrial commonwealth
Ashbee and the reconstructed workshop
The development of industrial consciousness
Major artists (John Ruskin, Philip Speakman Webb, William Morris, William Friend De Morgan, Walter Crane, Charles Robert Ashbee).
Summary: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." This quote alone from William Morris could summarise the ideology of the Arts & Crafts movement, which triggered a veritable reform in the applied arts in England. Founded by John Ruskin, then put into practice by William Morris, the Arts & Crafts movement promoted revolutionary ideas in Victorian England. In the middle of the "soulless" Industrial Era, when objects were standardised, the Arts & Crafts movement proposed a return to the aesthetic at the core of production. The work of artisans and meticu

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