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Arts and Crafts Movement

Arts and Crafts Movement - (18611900 .William...

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Arts and Crafts Movement: (1861 - 1900) The Arts and Crafts Movement was an attempt to elevate the status of craftsmanship and the decorative  arts following the rise of the Industrial Revolution and the development of mass production. William  Morris, known mostly as a book designer, but also was a painter, writer and producer of textiles, stained  glass, and wallpaper, headed the movement. He was an advocate of simplicity, good craftsmanship, and  good design. Initially it was inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites’ gothic revival, notably Burne-Jones and  Rossetti who produced designs for Morris’ company. The Arts and Crafts movement also rejected the  revival styles that dominated the architecture and decorative arts of the Victorian period. They favored 
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