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Ashbee, Charles Robert (1863–1942)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British designer, architect, entrepreneur, and social reformer, Ashbee was associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau. He designed for metalwork, jewelry, furniture, and textiles. Born in London, Ashbee was educated...

Cotswolds

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Cotswolds is a region to the northwest of London celebrated for its picturesque hilly landscape sprinkled with small towns and villages with thatched-roofed cottages. In the nineteenth century, it became a retreat for members...

Charles Robert Ashbee

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...British designer, architect, entrepreneur, and social reformer, Ashbee was associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau. He designed for metalwork, jewelry, furniture, and textiles. Born in London, Ashbee was educated...

Guild of Handicraft (1888–1919)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British architect and designer Charles Robert Ashbee (1863–1942) established the Guild and School of Handicraft in London in 1888. Ashbee’s aim was to train young journeymen in design, while workshops run by guildsmen made and sold...

The Arts and Crafts Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Arts and Crafts Movement was a response to new technologies that had increased production and consumption of manufactured goods while at the same time resulting in poor quality and adverse working conditions for craftsmen. Critics...

Darmstadt Kunstlerkolonie (Darmstadt Artists’ Colony) (1899–1918)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Among the many cultural capitals in German-speaking lands, Darmstadt mostly figured in the second rank, but in 1901 it shot to the very top. As in most cases, in nineteenth-century Germany the initiative came from the local ruler...