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Arts and Crafts movement – Wikipedia

Design movement c. 1880–1920

The Arts and Crafts movement was an international trend in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920, emerging in Japan in the 1920s as the Mingei movement. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, and often used medieval, romantic, or folk styles of decoration. It advocated economic and social reform and was essentially anti-industrial.[1][2][3] It had a strong influence on the arts in Europe until it was displaced by Modernism in the 1930s,[4] and its influence continued among craft makers, designers, and town planners long afterwards.[5]

The term was first used by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson at a meeting of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society in 1887,[6] although the principles and style on which it was based had been developing in England for at least

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Arts and Crafts in Interior and Exterior Design

Arts and Crafts in Interior and Exterior Design

 


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Arts and Crafts in Interior and Exterior Design

The changes that took place in American interior design and garden design at the turn of the century were a result of the same forces that changed
architecture-the desire of families, particularly women, to have simpler, more functional living spaces. Arts and Crafts decors fit this need and
were readily promoted in women’s magazines as the latest trendy style. Hence, between 1900 and 1917 the Arts and Crafts Movement became the most
important force in home d?cor, furniture, and gardens. Interior spaces became a way for women to express their personalities. Exterior spaces
became a way to celebrate nature and unite the inside and outside.

Arts and Crafts Interior Design

Perhaps the best way to describe what constituted an Arts and Crafts interior is to specify what it

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Contemporary Yet Timeless Exterior Design | Mosby Building Arts | Right Bath

In remodeling, it’s important to strike a balance between past trends, what’s trending at the moment and what will look good in the future. When updating your home’s exterior there are many things a homeowner can do to improve curb appeal. A recent trend in exterior remodeling is incorporating natural materials and elements to achieve a goal of contemporary yet timeless design.  Natural materials would generally consist of wood, stone, brick and their lookalikes.  Using these materials will add a feeling of stability and calmness to your home’s exterior.

Cedar home

For instance, using rough cut wooden beams (above) provides a rustic look which is popular in today’s design. Natural and artificial cedar shake siding can be used as on gables and dormers to add character to a home’s exterior.  Shake siding accents are both widely used in contemporary home construction and are a classic material made popular generations ago and still

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