Arts & Crafts Textures Vol. 1 incl. DVD [Arkivia Books] DVD Incl.
From ART & CRAFTS to LIBERTY,
from LIBERTY to ART DECO
Change through mutation, change through breaking IMPRESSIONISM and VICTORIAN DECORATIVE expressed in large part by & CRAFTs are two faces of the same need to change the vision of the stereotype of verism. The first through the breaking every design and the sheer visual sensation, the second every detail schematic way, closer to the possibilities realization of artisanal in a They seem to proc and production gives to be antipodal but simplest answers that both PAINTING and DESIGN further the same problem and the will to change. These two starting points mark the same development of each of the two disciplines, with the same sentiment and the search to free themselves from the classic schemes and to find a freedom of expression never known before.
Painting proceeds through many is M s. and many incredible figurative hypotheses while
design finds the syntheses of nature closer to production needs, embracing geometry and
abandoning naturalism first by ordering into rigid patterns the natural multiplicity and
ARTS & Then, channelling the naturalistic development in curved, soft and eye-pleasing forms,
the design becomes ART NOUVEAU
Finally, geometry takes over, frees itself from naturalism and produces simpler and more
elegant forms without the need to be similar to nature while following the same precepts of order, symmetry, regularity, summarizing the too many naturalistic details.
Design becomes ART DECO.
Returning to the beginning, or to the theme of the drawings of this book, after the second
half of the eighteenth century there was an attempt to link up to medieval and gothic traditions
through the PRERAFFAELITES for painting and ARTS & CRAFTs regarding design
The intent is to safeguard the manual quality values that are beginning to be lost with the use of new machines, but at the same time, the popular demand for new products is growing. This led to a basic at the same time, greater consumption of goods within the reach of many growing but it was feared that industrialization would lead to lower quality and the values of good craftsmen and artists would be lost. Socialist ideas take hold and more people feel the right to have and the first factories using the new machines begin to churn out low-cost products with the obvious loss of quality to which they were accustomed. William Morris and his ARTS & CRAFTS associates profess these craftsmanship ideas, but in fact, they design products
that suit machines and use them in their business.
They were among the first designers in the modern sense of the term and now appreciate their work and the development they have given to design. order to be able to use and dispose of many of their works have decided to redesign them with modern vectorial means, mainly designs of William MORRIS, while aware that the original quality cannot be achieved. So they will be available to a greater number of people and will be remembered even more for their artistic and decorative value.