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  Craftmodo - Crafts, DIY, Hobbies
Crafting is a major niche topic on the internet and this site has links to a large variety of subjects and features.
The Craftsman’s Club was inspired by the ideals of Ruskin and William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement.
The Craftsman’s Club was a movement founded in 1902 with the object of establishing a high standard of craftsmanship in Birmingham.
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  Arts and Crafts Movement - MSN Encarta
Arts and Crafts Movement, art movement of the last half of the 19th century that strove to revitalize handicrafts and applied arts during an era of increasing mass production.
Arguing that the true basis of art lay in the crafts, Morris and his followers attacked the sterility and ugliness of machine-made products; his firm promoted hand-made textiles, books, wallpaper, and furniture.
In Vienna, the movement was the inspiration for the craft-oriented Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop).
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 Architectural Timeline: Arts& Crafts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Arts and Crafts Movement, with its call to return to the ideals of craftsmanship and the honest use of materials that characterized past eras, evolved as a reaction to the increasing industrialization of the Victorian era.
The founder, and one of the main voices shaping this movement, was the Victorian Englishman, William Morris.
Although firmly grounded in the Arts and Crafts tradition, their forward looking use of materials such as reinforced concrete and dramatic expanses of windows, have lead many to consider this the first Modern style.
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 Arts and Crafts Furniture
Arts and Crafts is more than a style of furniture, it is an enduring furniture style that honors the tradition of fine craftsmanship and attention to detail.
The Arts and Crafts movement was forward-looking in many ways - vitally concerned with the welfare of workers and with the integration of all forms of art - but it also yearned for a return to a preindustrial age of careful handcraftsmanship.
Arts and Crafts in the Country: Gimson, the Barnsleys, and the Cotswolds Vernacular; 4.
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  Arts and Crafts movement Summary
In the United States, the term Arts and Crafts movement is often used to denote the style of interior design that prevailed between the dominant eras of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, or roughly the period from 1910 to 1925.
The Arts and Crafts Movement began primarily as a search for authentic and meaningful styles for the 19th century and as a reaction to the eclectic historicism of the Victorian era and to "soulless" machine-made production aided by the Industrial Revolution.
In fact, the proponents of the Arts and Crafts movement were against the principle of a division of labour, which in some cases could be independent of the presence or absence of machines.
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 glbtq >> arts >> Arts and Crafts Movement
The Arts and Crafts Movement was a reaction to the overtly industrial society that was flourishing by the 1850s.
Art Nouveau was the French version of the Arts and Crafts movement in its celebration of purposeful decorative motifs for everyday household objects.
A theory of art and an approach to living that influenced many European and American gay male and lesbian writers at the turn of the twentieth century, aestheticism stressed the independence of art from all moral and social conditions and judgments.
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 Arts and Crafts in Interior and Exterior Design
William Morris saw the Arts and Crafts Movement as a reaction to the heavy ornamentation of the high Victorian era, and interior design was where high Victoriana was most obviously displayed.
The major change of Arts and Crafts designers was the elimination of the parlor in favor of a new room, the "living-room." Unlike the Victorians, Arts and Crafts reformers saw no need for formal entertainment spaces separate from family spaces.
While she did not discuss Arts and Crafts in particular, but her message of less rather than more was in keeping with the basic design philosophy of the movement.
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 The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art | Arts and Crafts Movement
Morris was a leader of the Arts and Crafts movement, which originated in Britain in the late 19th century and soon spread to America.This group of reformers, passionately committed to righting the ills they saw in an increasingly industrialized and urban society, chose the arts as their medium.
The Arts and Crafts commitment to decoration inspired by local plants and flowers is clearly seen in Newcomb pottery, where the primary motifs are magnolias, live oaks, hanging moss and cypress trees.
Arts and Crafts adherents passionately believed that objects made under these circumstances were morally superior and had the power to improve people’s lives, a conviction that still profoundly influences the way we judge good design today.
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 The arts and crafts movement, here and abroad Magazine Antiques - Find Articles
The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society was founded in London in 1887 with the goal of elevating the decorative arts to the level of the fine arts.
The Art Workers' Guild, comprised of painters, sculptors, architects, designers, and craftsmen, was founded in 1884, and its motto "Art is Unity" encapsulated the ideal of creating a total work of art in which all aspects of an interior and its furnishings were created with a uniform aesthetic.
The arts and crafts movement as it evolved in Great Britain enjoyed an international reputation, and its influence spread throughout Europe and the United States, largely through the publications, lectures, and exhibitions the English presented and the commissions they undertook in foreign countries.
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 Arts and Crafts Movement
English social and aesthetic movement of the late 19th century that stressed the importance of manual skills and the dignity of labour.
Its roots lay in the ideas of the architect A W N Pugin and the art critic John Ruskin, both of whom believed that a country's art reflected its spiritual state and was damaged by the loss of traditional skills.
In 1884 the Art Workers Guild was formed to bridge the gap between the ‘craftsman’ and the ‘artist’, and in 1886 several of its members founded the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, from which the movement derived its name.
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 The arts and crafts movement, here and abroad Magazine Antiques - Find Articles
The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society was founded in London in 1887 with the goal of elevating the decorative arts to the level of the fine arts.
The Art Workers' Guild, comprised of painters, sculptors, architects, designers, and craftsmen, was founded in 1884, and its motto "Art is Unity" encapsulated the ideal of creating a total work of art in which all aspects of an interior and its furnishings were created with a uniform aesthetic.
The arts and crafts movement as it evolved in Great Britain enjoyed an international reputation, and its influence spread throughout Europe and the United States, largely through the publications, lectures, and exhibitions the English presented and the commissions they undertook in foreign countries.
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 Ceramics Today - The Arts & Crafts Movement
The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society was founded in 1887 in London on the belief that a culture’s applied art was as vital to that culture as its fine art.
The movement’s principles were widely spread by the start of the twentieth century and had developed into a language of democratic phrases including “joy in labor,” “unity in design,” and “fidelity to place.” These potent phrases allowed the public to visualize the Arts and Crafts movement’s many ideologies.
The movement had a few conflicting ideals, including a belief that machines should be used as a way to rid workers of mindless tasks rather than for mass production, and the idea that objects should be useful to as well as being affordable for the average person.
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 ARTS and CRAFTS MOVEMENT: history by senses-artnouveau.com
They also explored the total vision of art and craft for Red House, in South London countryside, where every detail of architecture, furnishing and decorative elements were completed as a whole artwork.
Moreover, Morris was a pioneer of new artistic ideals, as he fiery celebrated all the "minor arts" from the wooden furniture to the naturalistic flower-and-foliage prints, from weaving tapestries and embroidery to mural painting, from stained glass windows to tiles design.
Archibald Knox studied art and later was a teacher on the Isle of Man, England.
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 The Arts and Crafts Movement in Victoria, B.C. - Introduction
The Arts and Crafts Movement believed that the degradation of social values, which was evident through poor working conditions, poverty and the exploitation of workers, was caused by wide-spread industrialization (Naylor, pg.
Because of its strive for universal accessibility to art, the movement was considered to be closely allied with socialism in its dictate that "honest craftsmanship is good for both the craftsman and the inhabitant of a 'reformed' home" (Anscombe, pg.
Although influenced by many of the same writings and beliefs of the Arts and Crafts Movement in England, the movement in America was housed within the context of the post-war reconstruction in the United States and the settlement and development of new territories (Anscombe, pg.
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 Arts and Crafts Movement Furniture - Antiques World (UK) expert feature by John Andrews   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The principles of the Arts and Crafts designers, and the execution of their designs, though carefully thought out and often much more sophisticated than they seem, were based on what they saw as the 'honest' craftsmanship and fitness for purpose evinced by the work of the best country furniture makers.
The origins of the Arts and Crafts Movement can be traced back to Pugin, Ruskin and William Morris, all of whom rebelled against what they saw as cheap and shoddy mass-production of household articles and the debasement, by rigid weekly-wage earning, of the noble craftsman.
Although the Arts and Crafts Movement designers are, in many cases, associated with an intense dislike of machine methods, most of them, and Lethaby in particular, came to recognise that machines were things they would eventually have to come to terms with.
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 MAM - Exhibition Details
The Arts and Crafts Movement was a response to a century of unprecedented social and economic upheaval.
The Arts and Crafts Movement was an international one: it touched countries as far apart as Russia and Scotland, the United States, and Australia.
These seeming contradictions were united by the Arts and Crafts Movement's quest for meaning in a time of radical change by its need to retain a sense of the individual in an increasingly mass society, and by its attempt to make mechanization and urbanization serve people rather than enslave them.
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 The Arts and Crafts Movement
This movement, which challenged the tastes of the Victorian era, was inspired by the social reform concerns of thinkers such as Walter Crane and John Ruskin, together with the ideals of reformer and designer, William Morris.
The forms of Arts and Crafts style were typically rectilinear and angular, with stylized decorative motifs remeniscent of medieval and Islamic design.
The rectilinear, simpler American Arts and Crafts forms came to dominate American architecture, interiors, and furnishings in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
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 Arts and Crafts Movement
The Arts and Crafts Movement that dawned in the last quarter of 19th century England was one of the most sweeping and significant changes in decorative art history.
The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society was established 1875.
Recognizing those valuable antiques influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement is made easier by understanding its artists' tenets: The appreciation of art in everyday objects, handcraftsmanship-or at least the objects should appear that they were made by hand, sound materials and straightforward conceptual design, ornament derived from nature and subordinated to form and function.
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 Arts and Crafts Movement - American Arts and Crafts Movement
Christened the Arts and Crafts movement for an 1888 exhibition, but in fact influential from about 1860 to 1920, this new style was fathered by British poet, artist, craftsman and socialist, William Morris (1834-1896).
The Arts and Crafts movement drew inspiration from the materials themselves, emphasizing the form of the stone and the grain of the wood.
Often used during the Arts and Crafts movement, stained glass is a way to embrace the love of openness and light that's essential to this style.
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 The Arts and Crafts Movement: A Brief Introduction
Although students of Victorian art, architecture, and design confidently discuss the sources, importance, and influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement, they rarely agree on precisely what it was or who belonged to the movement.
The word art originally meant simply "craft" or "skill," and the word fine — or Beaux (as in les beaux arts) — became attached to art as a means of elevating it to a liberal art analogous to poetry.
Scholars of the movement also agree that the movement drew importantly upon or was inspired by a wide range of historically or geographically distant cultural objects and ideals ranging from Pugin and Ruskin's medievalism to the ceramics and lacquerware of Japan.
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 Arts and Crafts : RSS Feeds : Gourt
The Arts and Crafts movement is a major English aesthetic movement occurring in the last years of the 19th century.
It was a reformist movement which influenced British decorative arts, architecture, cabinet making, crafts, and even the "cottage" garden designs of William Robinson or Gertrude Jekyll.
In the United States, the term Arts and Crafts movement is often used to denote the style of interior design that prevailed between the dominant eras of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, or roughly the period from 1910 to 1925.
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 Arts and Crafts Movement in Australia - Australia's Culture Portal
Architecture was an important factor of the Arts and Crafts movement in England, where distinctive houses were built in the Arts and Crafts style, including William Morris's The Red House, built by Phillip Webb in 1859.
The Arts and Crafts Movement had an influence on the architecture of Australia from the late 1800s, where the style of building was adapted to the Australian landscape and conditions.
Redleaf is a large house in Sydney, built in 1899 to an Arts and Crafts style by Howard Joseland.
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 Arts and Crafts: The Movement and What it Means Today.
It’s not always easy to pin down, though, because arts and crafts encompasses a wide range of activities, some of which might even be called folk art or mixed media.
The phrase “arts and crafts” comes from the historical period in art history called the Arts and Crafts movement.
The Arts and Crafts movement actually started to break down some of the barriers separating the art world from the everyday people.
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 Arts and Crafts Movement Art - Artists, Artworks and Biographies
The Arts and Crafts Movement was an attempt to elevate the status of craftsmanship and the decorative arts following the rise of the Industrial Revolution and the development of mass production.
The Arts and Crafts movement also rejected the revival styles that dominated the architecture and decorative arts of the Victorian period.
While the movement’s aim was to provide the common man with quality goods, the price of decently compensating a craftsman resulted in higher prices than most could afford.
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 Craftsman Perspective: History of the Arts and Crafts Movement - America 1895-1920
The magazine became the quintessential Arts and Crafts periodical, with regular features on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as the growing number of craftsmen and manufacturers who designed AandC furniture, tile, pottery, fabric and accessories.
In 1897, Arts and Crafts Societies were founded in Rochester, NY and Chicago.
Although there are many ending dates for the Arts and Crafts Movement, ranging from 1916 to 1920 and even up to 1929, it is safe to say that the period had effectively ended by 1916, and its popularity had dramatically declined by 1919.
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