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History[ edit ] The illustrator and designer Walter Crane served as the founding president of the Society for its first three years.
We desired first of all to give opportunity to the designer and craftsman to exhibit their work to the public for its artistic interest and thus to assert the claims of decorative art and handicraft to attention equally with the painter of easel pictures, hitherto almost exclusively associated with the term art in the public mind.
Ignoring the artificial distinction between Fine and Decorative art, we felt that the real distinction was what we conceived to be between good and bad art, or false and true taste and methods in handicraft, considering it of little value to endeavour to classify art according to its commercial value or social importance, while everything depended upon the spirit as well as the skill and fidelity with which the conception was expressed, in whatever material, seeing that a worker earned the title of artist by the sympathy with and treatment of his material, by due recognition of its capacity, and its natural limitations, as well as of the relation of the work to use and life.
Contributors included Morris, Crane, T. The fourth exhibition, held inwas far more successful, and the fifth exhibition of —although clouded by the death of William Morris on its planned opening day—proved to be its most influential.
Crane died inand architect and designer Henry Wilson was president from tobut the exhibitions failed to recover the critical and artistic success of the s. In the s it became clear to some members that if the Society was to survive in any form it had to confront the role of the crafts in relation to industry and the place of machinery in craft production.The Arts and Crafts Movement (ACM) aimed to promote a return to hand-craftsmanship and to assert the creative independence of individual craftspeople.
It was a reaction against the industrialised society that had boomed in Britain in the Victorian period, and aimed for social as well as artistic reform.
The Arts and Crafts movement was an international movement in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between about and , emerging in Japan (the Mingei movement) in the s.
It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, and often used medieval, romantic, or folk styles of decoration. BibMe Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard.
Furniture Research. Mark Golding and Paul Shutler have worked to create these pages for use by those interested in the development of furniture design and manufacture in the 19th and 20th centuries in .
Crane, W. Of the revival of design and handicraft: with notes on the work of the Arts and crafts exhibition societyMorris, W. TextilesCrane, rutadeltambor.com: The backdrop to Victorian fine art was the lengthy reign of Queen Victoria (). During this time England was governed alternately by two great ministers, the Conservative Benjamin Disraeli () and the Liberal W.
E. Gladstone (), despite internal difficulties caused by.