William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement In week two we discussed the design philosophy of the Pre-Raphaelites and the life and design philosophy of William Morris William Morris and the
William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement
In week two we discussed the design philosophy of the Pre-Raphaelites and the life and design philosophy of William Morris William Morris and the Arts and crafts movement. We found his philosophy to be both confusing and contradictory.
The Movement took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in 1887, but it encompassed a very wide range of like-minded societies, workshops and manufacturers . . . This was a movement unlike any that had gone before. Its pioneering spirit of reform, and the value it placed on the quality of materials and design, as well as life, shaped the world we live in today . . . The two most influential figures were the theorist and critic John Ruskin and the designer, writer and activist William Morris. Ruskin examined the relationship between art, society and labour. Morris put Ruskin’s philosophies into practice, placing great value on work, the joy of craftsmanship and the natural beauty of materials.”
Your paper will discuss one of the following areas of the life and design practice of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement.
1) Machine production verses hand production
2) Books and literacy
4) Women Arts and Crafts movements attitude towards women and Fashion. Concentrating on Jane Morris
Required Material Due week 5, at the beginning of class.
Research paper – 35% of Term Grade (Paper 20% – Research and Annotated Bibliography 15%)
This well researched, appropriately structured and informative 18002000 word paper (excluding bibliography), will provide a logical summary of your work. It will be double spaced, grammatically correct, free from spelling errors, have appropriate notations (with page numbers) and conform to MLA format.
All visuals referenced must be in an appendix following the paper, and must clearly state source.
A research paper requires writers to seek out and investigate sources of information other than their own personal knowledge and experience. The research paper is the final product of research. It is not a collection of other peoples opinions but a carefully constructed presentation of an idea – or series of ideas – that relies on other sources for clarification and verification.
Any paper is only as good as the research. Provide an annotated bibliography of the sources used.
Your bibliography must include a minimum of four print sources – with at least one academic books and one academic (peer-reviewed) journal article. The two remaining sources can be general information books or relevant web sites. DO NOT use Wikipedia. Provide full addresses; indicate exactly where you located the material used. Each 100-200-word annotation will clearly show where and how you accessed the material and what use you made of it.