The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland

In our latest Edinburgh Reads video Annette Carruthers talks to Hil Williamson about her book The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland.

Annette discusses the history of the arts and crafts movement in Scotland from its early appearance in the 1860s to its heyday from 1890 to 1914, a time when Scotland’s art schools promoted new design and the Scottish Home Industries Association campaigned to revive rural crafts, shaping the look of domestic and ecclesiastical buildings, stained glass, furnishings, metalwork, and textiles.

In this interesting discussion Annette talks about her research and conception of the book, the social and political aspects of the movement in Scotland and the influence of art schools.

Read what The Scotsman had to say about the book and reserve a copy from the library.

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