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Arts + Crafts Movement: The Arts Challenge the Machine

November 17, 2017
4:00 pm

Dudley H. Davis Center
Image of craftsman at workbench
Please note: This talk is part of our Fall Conference 2017. You must have registered for the conference to attend this event.

In the 1850s, England was the globe’s technological leader, and many people celebrated its new manufactured goods. However, a small but influential group of architects and artisans led by William Morris was appalled by the goods’ poor designs and inferior materials, and advocated for a return to well-designed objects, crafted by hand, and made of the finest materials. A few decades later, these British ideals crossed the Atlantic and were transformed by another culture undergoing the disorienting process of industrialization into a distinctly American Arts and Crafts movement.

Led by: Marlene Heck, Senior Lecturer of Art History, Dartmouth College


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