ART - creativity and individualism; the worker was a cog in...

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KEY DATES: 1850s The Victorian style of heavily ornamented interiors displaying many pieces of furniture, collections of  small ornamental objects, and surfaces covered with fringed cloths prevailed in middle-class homes  in England and America during the latter half of the 19th century. In both countries, techniques of  mass production promoted the use of reproductions in many different styles. William Morris, the  British poet, artist and architect rejected this opulence in favor of simplicity, good craftsmanship, and 
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Unformatted text preview: creativity and individualism; the worker was a cog in the wheel of progress, living in an environment of shoddy machine-made goods, based more on ostentation than function. These proponents sought to reestablish the ties between beautiful work and the worker, returning to an honesty in design not to be found in mass-produced items. Architecture, furniture, and the decorative arts became the focus of the movement. REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS: Walter Crane John Ruskin William Morris Dante Gabriel Rossetti Gustav Stickley Elbert Hubbard Frank Lloyd Wright Dirk Van Erp Charles & Henry Greene...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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