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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 used to be a look for a go back to
simplicity, quiet good looks and honesty
of development. there is not any single
recognisable sort that represents
Arts and Crafts an inside may possibly be
exotic and helpful, with rich
colours and styles, or homely and
plain, so long as it adhered to the
Arts and Crafts excellent 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 type is a richly
illustrated survey of this middle-class
revolution in aesthetic style, which
draws jointly its many different
strands and appears specifically at
how the fashion was once interpreted
internationally, all through Europe
and America.
Introduction 7
PART ONE
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
PART TWO
The Exploration of Arts and Crafts Ideals
A New Gospel is unfold fifty three • The artwork Chair sixty eight • C. R. Ashhee 70
Entertainment seventy two • deepest Presses seventy four • Gustav Stickley 76
An Eclectic variety seventy nine • E. W. Godwin ninety Christopher wardrobe 91
Louis convenience Tiffany 94
PART THREE
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 a hundred twenty five • lights 135
The Hospitable Board 1 38 • Tiles a hundred and forty The Nursery 142
Illustrators 146 • The Benediction of excellent flavor 149
Embroidery a hundred and fifty five • American Ceramics 156 • Eashion 158
Jewellery 162
PART FOUR
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 iteration translates the fashion 187
Frank Lloyd Wright 196 • Greene and Greene 201
Garden layout 202
PART FIVE
The carrying on with impact of the Movement
The sleek stream is Born 209 a continuous Legacy 215
British Artist-Potters 224
Bibliography 226
Acknowledgements 229
Index 230

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Fred Weeks was prohahly the designer of the pseudo-medieval depicting figures Adam expelled from Paradise and reclothed, and of the images relating to male toiletry items. / / / Part Two THE EXPLORATION OF * ARTS AND CRAFTS / IDEALS / / J / f rH V A New Gospel By the 1880s the popularity of Gothic as a decorative style had waned, hut the ideals behind the Gothic Revival continued to be felt just as forcefully; as J. D. Seddingsaid in than a small 1882, of and with him in for the in 1901 in Kunst und Kunsthandwerk, Vienna Italy.

Two- The rational principles taught in the Schools of Charles Dickens used the grotesque as a literary some fear of Dar- Design were constantly shadowed by employing distortion and 43 this COHERENCE OUT OF CHAOS subject-matter was tropical birds. William de Morgan, an admirer of Lear and Lewis Carroll, also developed an interest in gro- tesque forms of birds, animals and fishes Abbey in the Moyr Smith, who worked in while working at Merton 1880s, and J. Christopher Dresser's design studio, used a sometimes grotesque humour in his pseudomedieval illustrations for tiles and Christ- mas cards.

D. The characterized the ner in which the Art Workers' in existence today. It es- common years to it movement and presented the itself for in - man- many come. aims, provided a meet- Arts and Crafts artefacts were honest, and a platform for lectures on techniques and styles; Morris, Norman Shaw, Mackmurdo, Ashbee, Voysey and Lutyens were among its many distinguished members (it did not admit sturdy, and, by the standards of their day, tablished ing place for discussion women until 1964); all, decidedly eccentric, yet by the 1880s the style had established itself as the idiom of Mackmurdo described his aim as being to make 'beautiful things for the homes of simple and gentle folk', which was just how those folk wished to see themselves.

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