Monday, 26 January 2015

The Arts and Crafts Home


Illustration: Detail from a season ticket for The Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society, by Walter Crane, England, UK, 1890. Museum no. E.4164-1915. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London

In the average drawing-room we find Art in capital letters everywhere, and the use here of this prefix may be generally taken to signify the absence of any real artistic merit.
The Studio vol 10 No 49 Apl 1897] ON THE CHOICE OF SIMPLE FURNITURE, Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865 - 1945)
On the Kent born architect see http://bit.ly/1zPxDZt

Terms
Aestheticism was an approach to life based on the philosophy of 'art for art's sake'.
Arts and Crafts style developed in the 1860s as a reaction against the growing industrialisation of Victorian Britain. Those involved believed in the equality of all the arts and the importance and pleasure of work
Art Nouveau was a movement in the visual arts popular from the early 1890s up to the First World War.
Explore further on the V and A website.
http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/a/arts-and-crafts/
http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/a/art-nouveau/
http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/a/aestheticism/

Local Arts and Crafts
Tony Peart and Neil Moat ''The Lost Art-Workers of Tyneside - Richard George Hatton and The (Newcastle) Handicrafts Company'', Journal of the Decorative Arts Society, no 17 (1993) pp 13-22.

The Northumberland Handicrafts Guild - April 2011

Read
Cumming, E., Kaplan, W., 1991. The Arts and Crafts Movement. Thames & Hudson, New York, N.Y.

Davey, P., 1997. Arts and Crafts Architecture, New edition edition. ed. Phaidon Press, London.

Haigh, D., 1995. Baillie Scott: The Artistic House, 1 edition. ed. John Wiley & Sons, London; Lanham, Md.

Cumming, Elizabeth Phoebe Anna Traquair (Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, exhib cat, 1993)

V and A reading list here http://bit.ly/1wxCI1m

Visit
Blackwell http://www.blackwell.org.uk/
V and A http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/a/arts-and-crafts/
Laing, Northern Spirit http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing/northernspirit/newcastle-assay-office/

Phoebe Anna Traquair, Tapestry
http://bit.ly/1JNwHok
Phoebe Anna Traquair, Murals
http://www.mansfieldtraquair.org.uk/building/open-days

Arts and Crafts Museum at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
http://www.artsandcraftsmuseum.org.uk/

Images
Pinned here
https://www.pinterest.com/peterjquinn/arts-and-crafts/

Flickr for images from Arts and Crafts Museum
https://www.flickr.com/photos/artsandcraftsmuseumcheltenham/with/5392708140/

Doves Press

Re-discovered Doves Type
BBC news report

NEW DIGITAL ‘FACSIMILE’ OF LEGENDARY DOVES TYPE
Doves Press Font Revived by Robert Green


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