Arts and Crafts

May at the V & A – World’s Greatest Museum of Art & Design

May at the V & A – World’s Greatest Museum of Art & Design

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Throughout May at the V & A Museum at London, the world’s greatest Museum of art and design there are a plethora of exhibitions and events to tempt you to enjoy

The Arming and Departure of the Knights. Number 2 of the Holy Grail tapestries woven by Morris & Co. 1891-94 for Stanmore Hall - detail

William Morris, The Arts & Craft Movement – Art That Is Life

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William Morris (1834-1896) became spiritual leader of a revival in arts and crafts, which encompassed all the visual arts, including architecture and interiors

Paddington 1030

English Country Style – Understated Georgian Grace

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Designer John Fowler extracted the essence of eighteenth century interior style, added nineteenth century comfort to create an ‘eclectic’ English Country Style

Detail of the Secession building in Vienna, constructed by Joseph Maria Olbrich. It is one of the best known examples of Secessionist architecture.

Modernism – Design Styles on an International Scale

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The various movements in art design and style we group under the title Modernism was about a revolution in a simplicity of style making new, exciting statements

At Home Activities

At Home Activities

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In January 1809 Anglo German bookseller Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834) produced the first issue of his influential monthly periodical ‘The Repository of the Arts’. It was aimed at, and catered to a populace eager to keep up with trends and information about styles of interior décor, especially those based on what…