Island of Arts and Crafts
The Origins and Influence of The Arts and Crafts Movement
There was widespread concern in nineteenth century Britain about the effects upon society of changing technology. The Arts and Crafts Movement emerged in response to such concerns and followers of the movement created work that influenced art and design around the world. Their ideals also influenced education, training and the provision of public services.
The Arts and Crafts Movement continues to inspire new generations of artists, designers, craft makers, architects and town planners. This short book, which can be read within a couple of hours, is intended to provide an introduction to the movement and a brief overview of the ideas upon which it was founded.