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

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.

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

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

V and A
Laing, Northern Spirit

Phoebe Anna Traquair, Tapestry
Phoebe Anna Traquair, Murals

Arts and Crafts Museum at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Pinned here

Flickr for images from Arts and Crafts Museum

Doves Press

Re-discovered Doves Type
BBC news report

Doves Press Font Revived by Robert Green

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