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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 building. there is not any single
recognisable variety that represents
Arts and Crafts an inside may perhaps be
exotic and necessary, 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 sort 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
PART ONE
Coherence Out of Chaos
The look for a brand new kind 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 • inner most Presses seventy four • Gustav Stickley 76
An Eclectic kind seventy nine • E. W. Godwin ninety Christopher cloth 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 one hundred twenty five • lighting fixtures 135
The Hospitable Board 1 38 • Tiles a hundred and 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
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 glossy move is Born 209 a continuous Legacy 215
British Artist-Potters 224
Bibliography 226
Acknowledgements 229
Index 230

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Imbue your building to your utmost with refined beauty and restrained power,' he said in an address to the students of the ours and simple construction. Initially Ros- Royal Academy in 1885. Webb responsible for their arrangement. quent touches of beauty, few, grafted, as were, it Morris if on to a designed cartoons for windows, all with Morris and infrethey must be 'Little Madox Brown and Burne-Jones, setti, . the 1870s, in charge of colouring and when Burne-Jones took over sole charge of the firm's glass design, they began well- produce domestic, secular designs, often proportioned fabric, will give a building a to tender grace, and based on tales from Chaucer or Malory.

Morris's for a lightness Clouds, Wiltshire, built by early dec- was opened by Morris and Co. site Wardle dyed his chintzes silk from weaving workshops, was purchased by the firm in June He added firm's style, orative schemes. In 1877 a retail outlet London at On own designs for wallpapers and in Philip took over as chief and sophistication in such Webb to the later interiors as for the Hon. Percy Standen, Sussex, also built by solicitor, Webb's Webb for a James Beale. William Morris's death in 1896, W.

Godwin and Alfred own favourite the ongoing debate about nature: was nature, as Ruskin upheld, beautiful only in Waterhouse); Stacy Marks's 44 THE VICTORIAN FEAR OF CHAOS its divine imperfection, or did truth Christopher Dresser believed, in lying structure its lie, Meyer as under- in the New Orleans before returning to Biloxi, Mississippi, to set and geometry? The Ruski- nian school culminated in up his own pottery in 1893. sinuous Ohr used local materials; the clay was thrown with superb skill to almost paper thinness, and then twisted, folded, and exuberant curves of European Art Nouveau, but there were also artists who gloried in a more obvious distortion of pinched, dented and crushed into bizarre, natural forms.

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