The arts and crafts movement represents a crucial period in the history of decorative and applied arts. Towards the end of the 20th Century a hundred years after the peak of the movement, arts and crafts design is enjoying a strong resurgence in popularity.
John Ruskin was the leading art and architecture critic of mid 19th Century Britain and the major formative influence in the arts and crafts movement.
Strongly influenced by Ruskin’s writings, William Morris become the true founder of the arts and crafts movement. Morris (1834-96) agreed with Ruskin’s aesthetic theories and combined them with his socialist beliefs to formulate his complex opinions an art, design and society.
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