Monday, 13 January 2014
The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland: A History
Dr Annette Carruthers of the School of Art History has compiled an authoritative book, The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland: A History (Yale University Press, 2013), the most detailed account to date of the arts and crafts movement in Scotland. Arts and Crafts ideas appeared there from the 1860s, but not until after 1890 did they emerge from artistic circles and rise to popularity among the wider public. The heyday of the movement occurred between 1890 and 1914, a time when Scotland’s art schools energetically promoted new design and the Scottish Home Industries Association campaigned to revive rural crafts.