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The Arts And Crafts Movement In Britain

Author : Mary Greensted
ISBN : 0747807825
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Mary Greensted tells the story of the birth and development of the Arts and Craft movement in Britain with the help of numerous illustrations showing the buildings, furniture, metalwork, and the people who influenced it. The movement was concerned with the revival of traditional crafts, and a return to the vernacular, and it had socialist ideals at its heart. This movement, which flourished in the early twentieth century, has not only bequeathed us with a wealth of fine objects and buildings, but also a way of thinking about life and craft that continues to influence many today. Contains information on dozens of designers, artists, architects and thinkers, including: William Morris CFA Voysey Charles Rennie Mackintosh AH Mackmurdo CR Ashbee Ernest Gimson
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Arts Crafts Movement In New Zealand 1870 1940

Author : Ann Calhoun
ISBN : 9781869402297
Genre : Art
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This is a study of the Arts and Crafts movement in New Zealand and in particular of the role and contribution of women. The work uncovers a number of gifted artistic talents and a wide range of beautiful and unusual works mostly still in private hands. It explores drawing, textile design, bookbinding, metalwork, jewellery, wood carving and embroidery. attention to the influential figures and showing how the artistic talents of women were encouraged and developed.
Category: Art

The Arts Crafts Movement

Author : Oscar Lovell Triggs
ISBN : 9781783103836
Genre : Art
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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 meticulous design thus became the heart of this new ideology, which influenced styles throughout the world, translating the essential ideas of Arts & Crafts into design, architecture and painting.
Category: Art

Internationalism And The Arts In Britain And Europe At The Fin De Si Cle

Author : Grace Brockington
ISBN : 3039111280
Genre : Art
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This collection of essays stems from the conference 'Internationalism and the Arts: Anglo-European Cultural Exchange at the "Fin de Siecle"' held at Magdalene College, Cambridge, in July 2006. The growth of internationalism in Europe at the "fin de siecle" encouraged confidence in the possibility of peace. A wartorn century later, it is easy to forget such optimism. Flanked by the Franco-Prussian war and the First World War, the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were marked by rising militarism. Themes of national consolidation and aggression have become key to any analysis of the period. Yet despite the drive towards political and cultural isolation, transnational networks gathered increasing support. This book examines the role played by artists, writers, musicians and intellectuals in promoting internationalism. It explores the range of individuals, media and movements involved, from cosmopolitan characters such as Walter Sickert and Henri La Fontaine, through internationalist art societies, to periodicals, performance, and the mobility of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The discussion takes in the geographical breadth of Europe, incorporating Belgium, Bohemia, Britain, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia and Slovakia. Drawing on the work of scholars from across Europe and America, the collection makes a statement about the complexity of European identities at the "fin de siecle," as well as about the possibilities for interdisciplinary research in our own era."
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The Rise And Fall Of Art Needlework

Author : Linda Cluckie
ISBN : 9780955605574
Genre : Art
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Cluckie explores the growth and development of Art Embroidery in Britain circa 1870-1890, giving special consideration to the support received from the art establishment in designing for and educating embroiderers. This thesis demonstrates the hidden workforce's contribution to the British economy.
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Gardens Of The Arts And Crafts Movement

Author : Judith B. Tankard
ISBN : 9781604698206
Genre : Gardening
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“The ever-alluring Arts and Crafts garden…is profoundly relevant to our 21st-century needs.” —Sam Watters, author of Gardens for a Beautiful America In Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, landscape scholar Judith B. Tankard surveys the inspirations, characteristics, and development of garden design during this iconic movement. Tankard presents a selection of houses and gardens of the era from Great Britain and North America. With almost 300 illustrations and photographs, and an emphasis on the diversity of designers who helped forge the movement, Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement is an essential resource for this truly distinct approach to garden design.
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Textiles Of The Arts And Crafts Movement

Author : Linda Parry
ISBN : 0500274975
Genre : Design
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This is a comprehensive survey of English textiles from the era when Britain led the design world. For twenty-five years after the first Arts and Crafts Exhibition in 1888, they were shown throughout Europe and the United States, influencing designers and attracting a large public, and were sold by the most fashionable shops. The refined creations of Arthur Silver (including Liberty's celebrated Peacock Feather), the distinctive designs of C.F.A. Voysey, the floral patterns of Lindsay Butterfield and George Haité - all are a source of delight and aesthetic inspiration. Some of the printed fabrics are popular again today through their recent revival by manufacturers. But the full variety of techniques exploited by the Arts and Crafts Movement - including not only printed but woven textiles, tapestries and carpets, embroideries and lace - is still unfamiliar. The volume examines the whole range of Arts and Crafts textiles and provides invaluable new information on designers, manufacturers and shops. The illustrations have been selected from the outstanding collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, supplemented by notable examples from other museums in Britain and elsewhere. Also included are rare photographs of some of the designers and of original interiors, where the fabrics appear in use.
Category: Design

A History Of Interior Design

Author : John F. Pile
ISBN : 9781856694186
Genre : Interior architecture
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Delivers the inside story on 6,000 years of personal and public space. John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, the arts and crafts, technology and product design all overlap.
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Reforming Women S Fashion 1850 1920

Author : Patricia A. Cunningham
ISBN : 0873387422
Genre : Design
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This work focuses on the efforts toward reforming women's dress that took place in Europe and America in the latter half of the 18th century and the first decade of the 20th century, and the types of garments adopted by women to overcome the challenges posed by fashionable dress. It considers the many advocates for reform and examines their motives, their arguments for change, and how they promoted improvements in women's fashion. Though there was no single overarching dress reform movement, it reveals similarities among the arguments posed by diverse groups of reformers, including especially the equation of reform with an ideal image of improved health. Drawing on a variety of primary and secondary sources in the USA and Europe - including the popular press, advice books for women, allopathic and alternative medical literature, and books on aesthetics, art, health, and physical education - the text makes a significant contribution to costume studies, social history, and women's studies.
Category: Design