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The Craft Ideal and the Art Movement: Britain and Elsewhere 1861–1915

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Following the Crystal Palace exhibition of 1851, Henry Cole strengthened his promotion of design as a central component of British manufacturing culture. To this end, he encouraged Britain’s continued...

Dryad (1907–72)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Following the death of William Morris in 1896, British enthusiasm for his Arts and Crafts’ theory and method of production flourished into the twentieth century. An instance of this is Harry Peach, who subscribed fully to Morris’s ethic...

Kelmscott Press

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Kelmscott Press was a printing press established by the designer and political thinker William Morris in 1891. Initially established in 16 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, it was named after Morris’s Oxfordshire home Kelmscott...

Malmsten, Carl (1888–1972)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Malmsten was a Swedish cabinetmaker, furniture designer, interior architect, and educator whose furniture, still in production, represents for many the epitome of Swedishness and Swedish cultural heritage. A popular example of his work...

De Morgan, William Frend (1839–1917)

Fiona Fisher

Fiona Fisher is a researcher in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK, where she is a member of the Modern Interiors Research Centre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British ceramic artist, born in London, De Morgan was educated at University College and the Royal Academy Schools. He became interested in the decorative arts in the early 1860s, working for William Morris producing stained glass before...

Benson, W. A. S. (William Arthur Smith) (1854–1924)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Following his education at Winchester and New College Oxford, Benson became a metalworker and designer closely associated with William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement. He was introduced to the Pre-Raphaelites through a meeting...

Craft

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The origins of today’s conceptualization of Craft can be found in the mid-nineteenth century with the Arts and Crafts movement, a group of British architects, designers, makers, and theoreticians. Their ideas included a reactionary form...

Cotswolds

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Mingei

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Mingei (Folk Crafts) movement in Japan was led by the philosopher and critic Yanagi Sōetsu and officially established in 1926. It was equivalent to, and very largely inspired by, the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and Europe. John...

Ruskin, John (1819–1900)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A leading art critic, writer, and social commentator of the nineteenth century, Ruskin was one of the most prominent voices of this era on matters of art criticism and on the consequences of industrial manufacture for design.Ruskin’s early...