American Arts and Craft Movement was a response to the decline
of personal craftsmanship brought about by the Industrial Revolution.
Poorly crafted and overly decorated objects characterize these
machine-made products of industrialization. Recognizing these
flaws, a few late-19th century English writers and designers initiated
what is known as the Arts and Crafts Movement. The movement
stressed superior craftsmanship and honest simplicity of design
attributes which are both timeless and universally treasured.
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view a reprint of an article from Style 1900 Magazine about Onondaga
Metal Shops & Benedict Art Studios written by David Rudd.