Posts Tagged With Arts and Crafts Movement

Henry Van De Velde

As the son of a chemist in the city of Antwerp, Belgium, Henry Clemens Van de Velde was one of eight children.  After passing the entrance exams, and against his parents wishes whom wanted him to follow in their footsteps with a middle-class career, he enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts.  It was here…

Van de Velde: Bloemenwerf House

The Bloemenwerf house is in Uccle, a suburb of Brussels, Belgium. This beautiful home was designed by Henry Van de Velde as his first major piece, and venture into full architecture, although never trained in the field. After being strongly influenced by the British Arts and Crafts Movement, “art for the people, by the people”,…

A facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer (1958 facsimile of 1896 edition.)

For this assignment, I decided to study Works. A facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer (1958 facsimile of 1896 edition.) This book is inspired by the traditional style of illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages. It has very finely detailed linework for the stylized letters, illustrations, and borders throughout the book.…

William H. Bradley

Penfield, Edward, and Pollard, Percival. Posters in miniature. New York: R.H. Russell (1896), pg 240.   The American designer William H. Bradley is one of the most influential designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Regarded as the “American Aubrey Beardsley,” Bradley left behind a legacy of incorporating many  styles into design due…