Arts and Crafts Style by Isabelle Anscombe

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 isn't any single
recognisable sort that represents
Arts and Crafts an inside may be
exotic and invaluable, 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 variety 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
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
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 type seventy nine • E. W. Godwin ninety Christopher cloth wardrobe 91
Louis convenience Tiffany 94
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 fine flavor 149
Embroidery one hundred fifty five • American Ceramics 156 • Eashion 158
Jewellery 162
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 new release translates the fashion 187
Frank Lloyd Wright 196 • Greene and Greene 201
Garden layout 202
The carrying on with effect of the Movement
The smooth stream is Born 209 a continual Legacy 215
British Artist-Potters 224
Bibliography 226
Acknowledgements 229
Index 230

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After by the cabinets and the like, which Opposite: demonstrated by Pugin. first and 'commonplace', pos- By the end of the 1860s the Gothic Revival, in both architecture and design, was being gradually absorbed into a less be both his first, of plain, Webb and the added enrichment of mouldings and flat, inset panels of combined with the and vertical the Gothic style were early experiments with painted fur- niture, Morris left unstained oak, naturalistic designs favoured new Anglo-Japanese taste of the early 1870s.

Fiercely sculptural fantasies, expressive of his obsessive sense of worldly sin and impending doom, its 'quaint grotesque creatures, hobgoband uncanny beasts', fresh from the latest firing, became a kind of hobby for City bankers, lawyers and such Street shop, full of lins, fish independent Robert Wallace produced the gro- patrons as the wealthy ironmonger, Frederick Nettlefold. - Many even detachable heads which could be at the time, as quaint, old-fashioned and mysterious. In the 1850s Robert Wallace to one of site of Sir had been assistant ture's evening classes at Lambeth School of Art and the of the 'bird expression - jars' ostensibly tobacco jars with moved to alter the crea- are caricatures of barristers or judges, portraying a rogue's gallery of preening lasciviousness, disobliging spite and malicious hypocrisy.

Designing vessels or pieces ol detailed, jewel-like appearance of his work. L, 48 pop- furniture for special uses; he was also very short-sighted, which perhaps accounts let- painted as having fallen A man, he loved ceremony and enjoyed tor the ;< Opposite: room at The drawing- Tower House, William Burges's Kensington house, photographed in 1885 Chest on a stand made hy Burges for Tower House, 1875. 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.

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