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By 1860 a vocal minority had become profoundly disturbed by the level to which style, craftsmanship, and public taste had sunk in the wake of the Industrial Revolution and its mass-produced and banal decorative arts, among them was the English reformer, poet, and designer William Morris, who, in 1861, founded a firm of interior decorators and manufacturers—Morris, Marshall, Faulkner, and Company (after 1875, Morris and Company)—dedicated to recapturing the spirit and quality of medieval craftsmanship. Morris and his associates (among them the architect Philip Webb and the painters Ford Madox Brown and Edward Burne-Jones) produced handcrafted metalwork, jewelry, wallpaper, textiles, furniture, and books. The “firm” was run as an artists’ collaborative, with the painters providing the designs for skilled craftsmen to produce. To this date many of their designs are copied by designers and furniture manufacturers.

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Arts and Crafts style developed as a reaction against the growing industrialisation of Victorian Britain. Those involved believed in the equality of all the arts and the importance and pleasure of work. The appearance of the style resulted from the principles involved in the making of the objects. By the end of the century such ideals had affected the design and manufacture of all the decorative arts in Britain.

Preserving and emphasising the natural qualities of the materials used to make objects was one of the most important principles of Arts and Crafts style.

Simple forms were one of the hallmarks of the Arts and Crafts style. There was no extravagant or superfluous decoration and the actual construction of the object was often exposed.

Nature was an important source of Arts and Crafts motifs. The patterns used were inspired by the flora and fauna of the British countryside.

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The British movement happening at the same time focused on a detailed gothic style where walls were covered in wallpaper or white washed with themes from medieval times. Textiles and ceramics were realistic and colorful. Because the intricate craftsmanship cost more than factory goods, the average citizen could not afford these items, and thus the work of the Arts and Crafts Movement were limited to the richer upper classes. Info source: www.arthistoryguide.com
       

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more about Gothic Revival: iDesign / Styles / Gothic Revival

more about Arts and Crafts: www.vam.ac.uk

a book about Arts and Crafts:www.giftsofwood.com

 

 

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