Lecture: The Arts and Crafts Movement

at St Saviour's Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans

St Saviour’s Church only

Speaker: Prof. Geraint John

This talk will cover the arts and crafts movement of the latter part of the nineteenth century. The movement was international, but was most fully developed here in the UK. Its causes were the disenchantment with the industrial revolution. It advocated a return to a simpler, more fulfilling society. This involved architecture, the decorative arts and the importance of beauty and craftsmanship, instead of mass production. There was an emphasis on utility in design. Its wallpapers and fabrics were based on natural motifs, particularly plant forms. The talk will cover the following an introduction to the arts and crafts movement, William Morris and other major figures and initiators and its relevance to St Albans.

Prof. Geraint John is an architect and president emeritus of the St Albans Civic Society and has co-written many books. He was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Medal by the International Olympic Committee.

To register for this event, please use our Eventbrite page. There is no cost for members; non-members £5.00 per ticket.

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE FOR THIS TALK IS DIFFERENT FROM USUAL.

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