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An Anthology of the Arts & Crafts Movement By Edited by Ms. Mary Greenst

An Anthology of the Arts & Crafts Movement
by Edited by Ms. Mary Greenst

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This anthology includes contributions from key practitioners of the Arts and Crafts Movement as well as from commentators in newspapers and journals. It provides both an introduction to the ideas behind the Arts and Crafts Movement in England in its own words and a vivid picture of the people and events, which shaped the Movement.
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An Anthology of the Arts & Crafts Movement: Writings by Ashbee, Lethaby, Gimson and Their Contemporaries by Edited by Ms. Mary Greenst

The Arts and Crafts Movement began in England in the 1880s, flourished in Britain and elsewhere until the First World War, and has had an enduring impact worldwide on design and craft practice. This book is the first to chart the development of the Movement through a range of writings, most of which are long out of print or unpublished. Many of the wide-ranging and radical ideas which shaped the Movement in the second half of the nineteenth century were a reaction against social, political and moral issues affecting Victorian England. The ideals of craftsmanship were promoted in the face of the industrialization of production; the virtues of craftwork, plain materials and individualism were all highlighted. Most Arts and Crafts writing reflects the complex nature of the Movement. Useful handbooks providing historical background and practical instruction were published alongside soul-stirring, powerful exhortations about art, life and society. This anthology includes contributions from many of the key practitioners of the Movement (including C.R. Ashbee, W.R. Lethaby and Ernest Gimson), as well as from commentators in newspapers and journals. It provides both an introduction to the ideas behind the Arts and Crafts Movement in England in its own words, and a vivid picture of the people and events which shaped the Movement.

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An Anthology of the Arts & Crafts Movement Reviews


'Greenstead has shifted through this literature and selected some of the most interesting examples, many being sourced from obscure or previously unpublished resources.' ARLIS news sheet, Nov/Dec 2005 'A very useful introduction for schools and colleges.' State of Art, Nov 2005 '...a useful and timely publication.' Journal of William Morris Studies, Summer and Winter 05

About Edited by Ms. Mary Greenst


Mary Greensted is Arts and Visitor Services Manager and Decorative Arts Curator at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, UK. She is joint author/editor of three volumes published on Cheltenham Art Gallery's Arts and Crafts collections: Good Citizen's Furniture (with Annette Carruthers, 1994), Simplicity or Splendour (with Annette Carruthers, 1999) and Originality and Initiative (with Sophia Wilson, 2003). She has contributed a chapter on the Arts and Crafts Movement in Rural England to the publication accompanying the Victoria and Albert Museum's exhibition International Arts and Crafts in 2005.

Table of Contents


Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter One: The Development of the Movement 1880-1889: Introduction; 1.1 Lewis F. Day: General statements on design and ornament, 1882; 1.2 The Century Guild (1882-8); 1.3 The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society (1888-1961); 1.4 The National Association for the Advancement of Art and its Application to Industry (1888-91); Chapter Two: The Movement Takes Shape 1890-99: Introduction; 2.1 Art and Handicraft by John D. Sedding, 1893; 2.2 The Guild and School of Handicraft in London's East End (1888-1902); 2.3 Kenton and Company 1890-2: Suppliers of 'Furniture of good design and the best workmanship'; 2.4 Architecture as Craft (2 extracts from Architecture, a Profession or an Art edited by R. Norman Shaw and T.J. Jackson, London 1892); 2.5 'Plain Handicrafts': Practical Advice for Craftsmen and Women (3 extracts from Plain Handicrafts edited by A.H. Mackmurdo, London 1892); 2.6 Art and Dress: The Healthy and Artistic Dress Union and its Journal Aglaia; 2.7 The Architect's Role in Interior Design; 2.8 Art, Beauty and Utility in Everyday Life (3 extracts from Art and Life, and the Building and Decoration of Cities, lecture series, London 1897); 2.9 A Designer in the Cotswolds: Letters from Ernest Gimson 1894-1899; 2.10 Arts and Crafts Aesthetics and the Commercial World: Furniture; Chapter Three: Arts and Crafts Practice and Education 1900-09: 3.1 'Text-books of workshop practice': Handbooks on the Artistic Crafts edited by W.R. Lethaby; 3.2 Women in the Crafts; 3.3 Arts and Crafts Aesthetics and the Commercial World: Domestic Lighting; 3.4 Workshops in the Cotswolds: letters from Sidney Barnsley and Ernest Gimson1902-7; 3.5 The Guild of Handicraft in Chipping Campden, 1902-8; 3.6 C.R. Ashbee: On Arts & Crafts Education; 3.7 C.R. Ashbee: On Town versus Country; 3.8 Restating the values of the Movement, 1905; 3.9 Craftsmanship and Design (3 extracts from The Arts Connected with Building edited by T. Raffles Davison, London 1909); Chapter Four: The Decline of the Movement in England 1910-19: 4.1 Ananda Coomaraswamy: On the Loss of Handicraft and the Destruction of Culture; 4.2 C.R. Ashbee: On the Purpose and Future of the Arts & Crafts Movement; 4.3 The Craft and Machinery Debate: Letters from Ernest Gimson to W.R. Lethaby 1916; 4.4 The 1916 Arts and Crafts Exhibition; 4.5 On the Future of the Crafts in the Cotswolds; Chapter Five: The Legacy of the Arts and Crafts Movement 1920 and after: 5.1 Roger Fry: On Art in Modern Society; 5.2 On Modern Design; 5.3 Herbert Read: On Technical Education; 5.4 On the Legacy of Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement; Biographies; Select Bibliography; Index.

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An Anthology of the Arts & Crafts Movement: Writings by Ashbee, Lethaby, Gimson and Their Contemporaries by Edited by Ms. Mary Greenst
Edited by Ms. Mary Greenst
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Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
2005-07-28
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