The Arts and Crafts Movement


ISBN: 9780714849676
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Rosalind Blakesley
Format: Paperback with flaps
Year published: 2011
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 272
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in black and white and colour

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This elegant volume is a comprehensive survey of all aspects of the popular Arts and Crafts Movement, which was at its height between 1880 and 19110. The movement was one of enormous intellectual and artistic ambition and had a worldwide influence on all areas of the decorative arts, architecture, cabinet making and even garden design.
Inspired by critical thinkers in Victorian England who opposed the dehumanizing nature of industrialisation, early practitioners campaigned for a revival of craft techniques, for the elevation of the applied arts and for honesty in design. This new study charts the course of the movement in all media, including painting, craft and architecture, and examines the theory and philosophy behind a variety of seminal pieces, including fine examples of work by Charles Robert Ashbee, Edward Burne-Jones, Charles and Henry Greene, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, William Morris and Philip Webb, alongside lesser known examples from Scandinavia, Germany and Russia.
Featuring extensive archival material, previously unpublished works and groundbreaking new research, The Arts and Crafts Movement offers a thorough overview of this highly popular and intellectual artistic movement, which transformed the expectations of architecture and design and spread its ideas to places as diverse as Chicago and Budapest.

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