Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement

Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement
Library Shelf Location 03.THOM
Publication Date 2020

This book constitutes the first comprehensive history of the network of women who worked at the heart of the English Arts and Crafts movement from the 1870s to the 1930s. Challenging the long-standing assumption that the Arts and Crafts simply revolved around celebrated male designers like William Morris, it instead offers a new social and cultural account of the movement, which simultaneously reveals the breadth of the imprint of women art workers upon the making of modern society. Thomas provides unprecedented insight into how women navigated authoritative roles as 'art workers' by asserting expertise across a range of interconnected cultures: from the artistic to the professional, intellectual, entrepreneurial and domestic. Through examination of newly discovered institutional archives and private papers, Thomas elucidates the critical importance of the spaces around which women conceptualised alternative creative and professional lifestyles.

ISBN 9781526160270
Quantity 1
Pages 272 Pages
Editors Lynn Abrams, Cordelia Beattie, Julie Hardwick, Penny summerfield
Author Zoe Thomas
Format Paperback
Publisher Manchester University Press
Category Modern Art History
Keywords English, Women, Arts, Crafts, Social, Cultural, movement, Insight, Interconnected, Artistic, Professional, Intellectual, Entrepreneurial, Domestic, Archives, Private, Critical, Creative, Lifestyles, Alternative, Comprehensive
Language English

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