The Craftsman and the Critic

The Craftsman and the Critic

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This work explores the movement for design reform in turn-of-the-century Boston. When English craftsman, poet, and socialist William Morris advised consumers in the 1880s to 'have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful', he prompted a movement for design reform.Section I, aquot;Principles of Handicraft, aquot; indicated that the aquot;motives of the true Craftsman are the love of good and beautiful work as ... the methodology of aquot; learning by doing, aquot; aquot;exercise the faculty of design in connection with manual work , and manual work should be part of [their] training in design.aquot;43 Section III addressed a chief aim of the SACB, namely aquot;Artistic Co-operation, aquot; arguing aquot; when the designeranbsp;...

Title:The Craftsman and the Critic
Author:Beverly Kay Brandt
Publisher:Univ of Massachusetts Press - 2009


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