Arts and Crafts Movement


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Arts and Crafts Movement

 (ärts)
n.
A movement in architecture and decorative arts flourishing in England and the United States from about 1870 to 1920 and characterized by simplicity of design, hand-crafted objects, and local materials.

Arts and Crafts movement

1. (c 1870–1900) Based on the revival of interest in the medieval craft system and led by William Morris, its aims were to fuse the functional and the decorative, and to restore the values of handmade crafts in the face of the growing mass-produced wares of the late nineteenth century.
2. British late nineteenth-century crafts revival inspired by William Morris to return to individual craftsmanship in the tradition of medieval guilds, and thus nonindustrial quality that included deliberately priming cottage furniture.
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The Arts and Crafts Movement in Europe and America, 1880-1920: Design for the Modern World' was at the Los Angeles County World' was at the Los Angeles 2004-3 April 2005; it will be shown at the Milwaukee Art Museum, 19 May-5 September, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, 16 October 2004-8 January 2005.
Throwing the weight of his genius behind the budding arts and crafts movement, Morris helped free Victorian England from its love of gloomy interiors and color schemes better suited to a cemetery than a house.
Wilson and his contemporaries in the Arts and Crafts movement were aware of the physical and psychological problems of ever-increasing industrialisation (indeed, they can be regarded as some of the first Greens), but the environmental predicament had not acquired the importance it now has, and consideration of energy and materials use was not one of the conscious criteria for judging buildings as it must be today.
The trouble with so much of the Arts and Crafts movement was that for all its social idealism, it could not get much beyond making very expensive things by hand for clients who paradoxically had often made their money in industry.
As the late Roderick Gradidge (an architect who campaigned for such an exhibition for years) used volubly to insist, the Arts and Crafts movement was one of England's greatest contributions to world civilisation.
The North East history of the Arts and Crafts movement is being explored in a new exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery this autumn, with a particular focus on houses in the region such as National Trust properties Cragside and Wallington.
FROM FEBRUARY TO EARLY JUNE 2016 the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College will mount the first comprehensive exhibition of the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Irish Arts and Crafts movement.
COMPTON VERNEY, NEAR WELLESBOURNE: The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now, the history and appeal of the Arts and Crafts movement.
B BIRMINGHAMSCHOOLOFART Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BX Tel: 0121 331 597 Birmingham was a significant centre for the international Arts and Crafts movement tor two or three decades either side of 1900 - and the focus of this period was the now Grade I-listed Birmingham School of Art (right), the first Municipal School of Art.
While the heyday of the arts and crafts movement in Europe and North America was in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in India it remained a vital force for many decades and was an important influence at Santiniketan when Prasad was a student there in the 1930s and 1940s.
She has written this book on how Deerfield became a center for the Arts and Crafts movement, with particular interest in women's craft traditions.
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