THE ARTS AND CRAFT MOVE­MENT

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Arts and Crafts was a de­sign move­ment that was pop­u­lar be­tween 1860 and 1910. It was led by artist Wil­liam Mor­ris and ar­chi­tect Charles Voy­sey. It em­pha­sised tra­di­tional crafts­man­ship and dec­o­ra­tive art of­ten evok­ing me­dieval and folk art styles and themes from na­ture.

Ar­chi­tects Barry Parker (18671947) and Ray­mond Un­win (1863-1940) were in­spired by Arts and Crafts and wrote “The Art of Build­ing a Home” in 1901 re­veal­ing how to ap­ply the prin­ci­ples to hous­ing for the work­ing class. They put this into prac­tice when they cre­ated New Ear­swick for the work­ers of the Rown­tree fac­to­ries in York. Barry Parker also ad­vised on Porto, Por­tu­gal in 1915 and São Paulo, Brazil in 1917-1919.

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