Monday, October 16th
Darker evenings beckon as we slide into October. On the 16th, Barrie & Wendy Armstrong will visit the society and present a talk on 'Arts & Crafts in the Marple Area.' The Armstrongs have combed the landscape for buildings displaying or incorporating designs from the Arts & Crafts, and published several books.
The arts and crafts movement was made up of English designers and writers who wanted a return to well-made, handcrafted goods instead of mass-produced, poor quality machine-made items.
A movement of ideals. The Movement took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in 1887, but it encompassed a very wide range of like-minded societies, workshops and manufacturers. It advocated the reform of art at every level and across a broad social spectrum, and it turned the home into a work of art. Visually, the style has much in common with its contemporary art nouveau and it played a role in the founding of Bauhaus and modernism.