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Women art workers and the Arts and Crafts movement

Zoë Thomas

Abstract

Women Art Workers 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, this book 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 – working in fields such as woodwork, textil ... More

Keywords: Arts and Crafts movement, art, women, gender, space, work, professions, women’s movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526140432
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526140449

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zoë Thomas, author
University of Birmingham