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Arts and Crafts Essays | by Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society



THE papers that follow this need no explanation, since they are directed towards special sides of the Arts and Crafts. Mr. Crane has put forward the aims of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society as an Exhibition Society, therefore I need not enlarge upon that phase of this book. But I will write a few words on the way in which it seems to me we ought to face the present position of that revival in decorative art of which our Society is one of the tokens.

TitleArts and Crafts Essays
AuthorMembers of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society
PublisherRivington, Percival, & Co
Year1903
Copyright1903, Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society
AmazonArts And Crafts Essays
Arts And Crafts Essays Book Cover
-Preface
THE papers that follow this need no explanation, since they are directed towards special sides of the Arts and Crafts. Mr. Crane has put forward the aims of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society as a...
-Of The Revival Of Design And Handicraft
With NOTES ON THE WORK OF THE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SOCIETY THE decorative artist and the handicraftsman have hitherto had but little opportunity of displaying their work in the public eye, or r...
-Of The Revival Of Design And Handicraft. Continued
Now, we have only to consider how much of the work commonly produced, which comes under the head of what is called industrial art, depends upon this very false quality of imitation (whether as to ...
-Textiles
THERE are several ways of orna-meriting a woven cloth : (i) real tapestry, (2) carpet-weaving, (3) mechanical weaving, (4) printing or painting, and (5) embroidery. There has been no improvement (inde...
-Textiles. Continued
The next method of ornamenting cloth is by painting it or printing on it with dyes. As to the painting of cloths with dyes by hand, which is no doubt a very old and widely practised art, it has now qu...
-Of Decorative Painting And Design
THE term Decorative painting im-plies the existence of painting which is not decorative : a strange state of things for an art which primarily and pre-eminently appeals to the eye. If we look back to ...
-Of Wall Papers
WHILE the tradition and practice of mural painting as applied to interior walls and ceilings of houses still linger in Italy, in the form of often skilful if not always tasteful tempera work, in mor...
-Fictiles
EARLIEST amongst the inventions of man and his endeavour to unite Art with Craft is the Fictile Art. His first needs in domestic life, his first utensils, his first efforts at civilisation, came from ...
-Metal Work
IN discussing the artistic aspect of metal work, we have to take into account the physical properties and appropriate treatment of the following metals : the precious metals, gold and silver ; copper,...
-Stone And Wood Carving
THE crafts of the stone and wood carver may fairly be taken in review at the same time, although they differ in themselves. It is a misfortune that there should be so great a gulf as there is between...
-Furniture
THE institution of schools of art and design, and the efforts of serials and magazines devoted to artistic matters, have had their proper effect in the creation of a pretty general distaste for the cl...
-Stained Glass
IN these days there is a tendency to judge the merits of stained glass from the standpoint of the archaeologist. It is good or bad in so far as it is directly imitative of work of the fourteenth or f...
-Table Glass
FEW materials lend themselves more readily to the skill of the craftsman than glass. The fluid or viscous condition of the metal' as it comes from the pot, the way in which it is shaped by the br...
-Printing
PRINTING, in the only sense with which we are at present concerned, differs from most if not from all the arts and crafts represented in the Exhibition in being comparatively modern. For although the ...
-Printing. Part 2
In fact Gunther Zeiner's first type (afterwards used by Schussler) is remarkably like the type of the before-mentioned Subiaco books. In the Low Countries and Cologne, which were very fertile of prin...
-Printing. Part 3
One very important matter in setting up' for fine printing is the spacing, that is, the lateral distance of words from one another. In good printing the spaces between the words should be as near ...
-Bookbinding
MODERN bookbinding dates from the application of printing to literature, and in essentials has remained unchanged to the present day, though in those outward characteristics, which appeal to the touch...
-Of Mural Painting
THERE seems no precise reason why the subject of this note should differ much from that of Mr. Crane's article on Decorative Painting' (pp. 39-51). Mural Painting' need not, as such, consist of any ...
-Of Sgraffito Work
THE Italian words Graffiato,Sgraffiato, or Sgraffito, mean Scratched, and scratched work is the oldest form of graphic expression and surface decoration used by man. The term Sgraffito is, however...
-Of Stucco And Gesso
FEW things are more disheartening to the pursuer of plastic art than finding that, when he has carried his own labour to a certain point, he has to entrust it to another in order to render it permanen...
-Of Cast Iron
CAST iron is nearly our humblest material, and with associations less than all artistic, for it has been almost hopelessly vulgarised in the present century, so much so that Mr. Ruskin, with his fearl...
-Of Dyeing As An Art
DYEING is a very ancient art; from the earliest times of the ancient civilisations till within about forty years ago there had been no essential change in it, and not much change of any kind. Up to th...
-Of Dyeing As An Art. Continued
Green is obtained by dyeing a blue of the required shade in the indigo-vat, and then greening it with a good yellow dye, adding what else may be necessary (as, e.g., madder) to modify the colour accor...
-Of Embroidery
THE technicalities of Embroidery are * very simple and its tools few - practically consisting of a needle, and nothing else. The work can be wrought loose in the hand, or stretched in a frame, which l...
-Of Lace
ACE is a term freely used at the present time to describe various sorts of open ornament in thread work, the successful effect of which depends very much upon the contrasting of more or less closely -...
-Of Book Illustration And Book Decoration
BOOK illustration is supposed to have made a great advance in the last few years. No doubt it has, but this advance has not been made on any definite principle, but, as it were, in and out of a networ...
-Of Designs And Working Drawings
THE drawings which most deeply interest the workman are working drawings - -just the last to be appreciated by the public, because they are the last to be understood. The most admired of show drawings...
-Furniture And The Room
THE art of furnishing runs on two wheels - the room and the furniture. As in the bicycle, the inordinate development of one wheel at the expense of its colleague has been not without some great feats,...
-Of The Room And Furniture
THE transient tenure that most of us have in our dwellings, and the absorbing nature of the struggle that most of us have to make to win the necessary provisions of life, prevent our encouraging the m...
-Of The Room And Furniture. Continued
Such indiscriminate collection defeats its own aim. Compare the way Giovanni Bellini fits up St. Jerome's study for him in the National Gallery. There is no stint of money evidently ; the Saint gets ...
-The English Tradition
THE sense of a consecutive tradition has so completely faded out of English art that it has become difficult to realise the meaning of tradition, or the possibility of its ever again reviving ; and th...
-Carpenters' Furniture
IT requires a far search to gather up examples of furniture really representative in this kind, and thus to gain a point of view for a prospect into the more ideal where furniture no longer is bought ...
-Of Decorated Furniture
DECORATED or sumptuous furniture is not merely furniture that is expensive to buy, but that which has been elaborated with much thought, knowledge, and skill. Such furniture cannot be cheap, certain...
-Of Carving
IT is not uncommon to see an elaborate piece of furniture, in decorating which it is evident that the carver has had opportunity for the exercise of all his skill, and which, indeed, bears evidence of...
-Intarsia And Inlaid Wood-Work
ALTHOUGH decoration by inlaying woods of different colours must naturally have suggested itself in very early times, as soon indeed as there were workmen of skill sufficient for it, the history of thi...
-Woods And Other Materials
THE woods in ordinary use by cabinet-* makers may be divided broadly into two classes, viz. those which by their strength, toughness, and other qualities are suitable for construction, and those which...
-Of Modern Embroidery
IF we wish to arrive at a true estimate of the value of modern embroidery, we must examine the work being sold in the fancy-work shops, illustrated in ladies' newspapers or embroidered in the drawing-...
-Of Materials
ALMOST every fabric that is good of its kind is suitable for a ground for needlework, and any thread of silk, linen, cotton, or wool, is suitable for laying on a web, with the purpose of decorating it...
-Colour
IT is not unusual to hear said of textiles and embroideries, I like soft quiet colouring ; such and such is too bright. This assertion is both right and wrong ; it shows an instinctive pleasure in ...
-Stitches And Mechanism
AS a guiding classification of methods of embroidery considered from the technical point of view, I have set down the following heads: (a) Embroidery of materials in frames. (b) Embroidery of material...
-Stitches And Mechanism. Continued
Applied or applique work is generally used in connection with ornament of bold forms. The larger and principal forms are cut out of one material and then stitched down to another - the junctures of th...
-Design
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. - Solomon. Produce; produce; be it but the infinite smallest product, produce. - Carlyle. FOR the last sixty yea...
-On Designing For The Art Of Embroidery
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-Selwyn Image
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