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 was once a look for a go back to
simplicity, quiet attractiveness and honesty
of building. there is not any single
recognisable kind 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 perfect 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 used to be interpreted
internationally, all through Europe
and America.
Introduction 7
PART ONE
Coherence Out of Chaos
The look for a brand new variety 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 variety seventy nine • E. W. Godwin ninety Christopher cloth cabinet 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 one hundred forty The Nursery 142
Illustrators 146 • The Benediction of excellent flavor 149
Embroidery one hundred fifty five • American Ceramics 156 • Eashion 158
Jewellery 162
PART FOUR
Into the 20th 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 effect of the Movement
The smooth move is Born 209 a continuous Legacy 215
British Artist-Potters 224
Bibliography 226
Acknowledgements 229
Index 230

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The those accurate re-creation of the medieval published by Christopher Dresser, in dark- world desired by Pugin or Ruskin had been coloured inlays against lighter woods, as side-stepped, well as producing ebonized pieces. legend or noble chivalry remained current In America, the greatest popularizer of secular images but of Arthurian well into the present century, demonstrat- Gothic was Charles Locke Eastlake, of the Royal Academy painter. In ing the power that the Gothic ideal held in nephew popular imagination as a symbol of 1872 his book, Hints on Household Taste, was worthy and true originally serialized in in 1865-6, first The Queen magazine all that in British institutions.

The Martin in Southall in brothers themselves were no strangers to the grotesque in real was dogged by accidents Their sister Olive was bitten life, for their family and disasters. by a monkey on her twenty-first birthday and subsequently died of the infected bite; Robert Wallace's daughter Amy had an il- which obsessed her over-religious father; a fire at their Brownlow Street premises in 1903 in which three people were asphyxiated so haunted Charles Martin, who managed the shop, that he eventually had to be confined to an asylum, where he died.

His bedroom was decorated with 'The Sea and its Inhabitants', while the library has an imposing chimneypiece showing 'The Dispersion of the Parts of Speech at the Time of the ters - 'dropped his aitches'. stained glass, and furniture; even the basins Lord Bute's bedroom were enhanced by Burges with Tower the cornice of the chimney-piece Burges, in fact the son of a wealthy marine engineer, had than had Morris and the Pre-Raphaelite painters, who merely added painted panels to a wooden carcass. Burges designed his furniture specifically for the decoration he had in mind, and linked the theme of the painting to the func- tion of the piece for instance, - the letters of the Sleeping Beauty on room or Narcissus on alphabet in his library, a bed, mermaids in a bath- a washstand.

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