Arts and Crafts Essays

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A series of essays by Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society with a preface by William Morris who writes "It is this conscious cultivation of art and the attempt to interest the public in it which the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society has set itself to help, by calling special attention to that really most important side of art, the decoration of utilities by furnishing them with genuine artistic finish in place of trade finish." The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society was formed in London in 1887 to promote the exhibition of decorative arts alongside fine arts. - Summary by J. M. Smallheer (6 hr 53 min)


Preface 8:45 Read by realisticspeakers
On the Revival of Design and handicraft: with Notes on the Work fo the Arts and… 20:52 Read by Linda Johnson
Textiles 17:23 Read by Linda Johnson
Of Decorative Painting and Design 15:08 Read by Shasta
Of Wall Papers 9:06 Read by BettyB
Fictiles 5:36 Read by BettyB
Metal Work 14:16 Read by realisticspeakers
Stone and Wood Carving 8:58 Read by Steve C
Furniture 8:10 Read by Caprifolium
Stained Glass 8:05 Read by Peter Yearsley
Table Glass 4:15 Read by Linda Johnson
Printing 22:22 Read by Linda Johnson
Bookbinding 14:54 Read by Availle
Of Mural Painting 9:24 Read by Kalynda
Of Sgraffito Work 11:33 Read by Linda Johnson
Of Stucco and Gesso 11:19 Read by Linda Johnson
Of Cast Iron 12:52 Read by realisticspeakers
Of Dyeing as an Art 14:00 Read by Julie Barkley
Of Embroidery 10:25 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Of Lace 13:18 Read by Linda Johnson
Of Designs and Working Drawings 13:10 Read by Emily Yujia
Furniture and the Room 15:03 Read by Shasta
Of the Room and Furniture 14:03 Read by BettyB
The English Tradition 12:19 Read by BettyB
Carpenter's Furniture 8:03 Read by Peter Yearsley
Of Decorated Furniture 14:25 Read by Shasta
Of Carving 9:29 Read by Steve C
Intarsia and Inlaid Wood-Work 14:32 Read by Linda Johnson
Woods and Other Materials 9:40 Read by Peter Yearsley
Of Modern Embroidery 11:57 Read by Linda Johnson
Of Materials 10:08 Read by BettyB
Colour 10:04 Read by BettyB
Stitches and Mechanism 14:21 Read by Linda Johnson
Design 8:40 Read by BettyB
On Designing for the Art of Embroidery 7:09 Read by Linda Johnson