Design movements - Arts and crafts movements and Art Nouveau

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  • Arts and crafts movement
    • Inspired by socialist principles and led by William Morris.
    • Now called a reform movement, because it was closely associated with the anti-industrial movement.
    • William Morris' philosophy revolved around around a love of simple design inspired by the middle ages.
    • Proposed the reform of commercial art in order to manufacture well designed and well crafted consumer goods.
    • The arts and crafts movement promoted the idea of handcrafted products as being superior to industrial ones.
    • Created a demand for simplicity of design and fitness for purpose.
    • Important influence on Art Nouveau, Scandinavian and UK design. Form of basis of modern design in Europe.
    • Morris drew his inspirations from the flowing shapes of nature and interpreted them as repeat prints for wallpaper and textiles.


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