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(established 1888) For about twenty years the Society was an important advocate for the ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain, having been formed at a time when ...

Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society

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A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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206 words

...the Society in its early years included its first president Walter Crane , W. A. S. Benson , Lewis F. Day , J. D. Sedding , Heywood Sumner , and Selwyn Image . There were also a number of publications that disseminated the Society’s outlook. The most important of these were Arts and Crafts Essays by Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society ( 1893 ) and a second book of essays entitled Handicrafts and Reconstruction ( 1919 ), the contributors to which included Lethaby and Benson. The Society also published a periodical entitled Arts and...

Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society

Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society  

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(established 1888)For about twenty years the Society was an important advocate for the ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain, having been formed at a time when theoretical debates about ...
Svenska Slöjdföreningen

Svenska Slöjdföreningen  

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(Swedish Society of Industrial Design, established 1845)Founded in Stockholm, this campaigning body for improving standards of design in Swedish industry alongside public education in the aesthetics ...
Henry Wilson

Henry Wilson  

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(1864–1934).English architect. He worked in the offices of Belcher, J. O. Scott, and J. D. Sedding (whose partner he became and with whom he collaborated on the designs for Holy Trinity Church, ...
Lewis Foreman Day

Lewis Foreman Day  

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(1845–1910)An important figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain, Day's early design work was in glass painting and design. Having built up experience working for three different companies ...
Ambrose Heal

Ambrose Heal  

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(1872–1959)A leading figure in the development of Heal's as a leading London store for the retailing of modern furniture, furnishings, and equipment for the home, Ambrose Heal was firmly committed to ...
Gordon Russell

Gordon Russell  

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(1892–1980)Russell was a leading figure in design and craft circles, involved with state design policy in connection with the Utility scheme of the 1940s and the Council of Industrial Design (see ...
Stockholm Exhibition

Stockholm Exhibition  

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(1930)The 1930 Stockholm Exhibition was organized by the Svenska Slöjdföreningen (Swedish Society of Industrial Design) as a means of promoting a Swedish Modern aesthetic, a reflection of the ...
Orrefors Glasbruk

Orrefors Glasbruk  

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(established 1898)With roots in ironmaking in the early 18th century, this Swedish company commenced production of bottle glass and cheap tableware in 1898. Today it is widely recognized as one of ...
Timo Sarpaneva

Timo Sarpaneva  

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(1926–2006)A leading Finnish glass and textile designer in the second half of the twentieth century exemplifying the best of Scandinavian craft traditions, Sarpaneva also worked in the fields of ...

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