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Arts and Crafts

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will present an overview of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
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This lesson discusses the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century and looks at a few examples of textiles, architecture, and furniture.

Notes on "Arts and Crafts"

Terms to Know

Arts and Crafts

A 19th-century movement in architecture and design that reacted against the Industrial Revolution by promoting a return to beautiful, handcrafted objects.


Cloth made by weaving or knitting.

Decorative Arts

The design of objects that are both beautiful and useful. Could include furniture, jewelry, and pottery, among other things.

Total Work of Art

The idea that all of the elements in a space (the furniture, fabrics, wall treatment, lamps and other accessories) are designed to work together to create a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing space.


The manifestation of the Arts and Crafts style in the United States, it occurred primarily with architecture and furniture design and emphasized clean, straight lines, natural materials, handmade carpentry.



Image of Morris, Peacock and Dragon Fabric, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Morris_Peacock_and_Dragon_Fabric_1878_v2.jpg; Image of Morris, Acanthus Wallpaper, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Morris_Acanthus_Wallpaper_1875.jpg; Image of Morris, Red House, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Red_House,_Bexleyheath.JPG; Image of Greene and Greene, Gamble House, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GambleHouse-2005_edit1.jpg;  Image of Stickley, Desk, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WLA_brooklynmuseum_Gustav_Stickley_Desk_ca_1904.jpg; Image of Stickley, Adjustable Back Chair, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adjustable-Back_Chair_No._2342,_Gustav_Stickley,_1900-1904_-_IMG_1632.JPG;