Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007 - Industrial Revolution in...

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Industrial Revolution in England o The Crystal Palace: o kd Arts and Crafts (1860-1930) o Reaction to two movements o The first comprehensive style that we see across architecture, furniture, wall and floor coverings and the decorative arts o Utopian Ideals (William Morris): the average person is better off it they are surrounded by things that are beautiful and functional o Morris Company (1861) Morris wanted to see the craftsman raised into an equal status of the fine artist. “I believe machines can do everything, except make works of art” Goals: pursuing a life of honesty, purity and integrity and preserve the traditions of hand craftsmanship and simple design Style Characteristics simplicity of form motifs intended to be symmetrical ornamentation comes from hardware and construction ornamentation from forms found in nature 2-D surface decoration patterns with organic shape and the abstraction of plant motives colors in nature: subdued/tonal in tans, browns, yellow-orange range,
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