The Craftsman and the Critic (Hardcover)

Defining Usefulness and Beauty in Arts and Crafts-Era Boston

By Beverly K. Brandt

University of Massachusetts Press, 9781558496774, 391pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

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Description

This work explores the movement for design reform in turn-of-the-century Boston. When English craftsman, poet, and socialist William Morris advised consumers in the 1880s to 'have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful', he prompted a movement for design reform.