William Morris

Charles Ashbee

Gustav Stickley

Frank Lloyd Wright

The Arts and Crafts Movement was a reaction to the perceived decline in the quality of life that was associated with the increase in industrialisation and anonymous machine-made products. Proponents of the movement believed that authentic processes, honesty of materials and a refinement of ornament would help connect the user of an article with the essence of that object and its maker, enriching the lives of both parties.

Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago by J.A. Barter chronicles ...


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