Arts and Crafts Movement

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Unformatted text preview: 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 using local materials, designs, and traditions that allowed the works to function in the daily lives of their...
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