Indian Summer: The Reinvention of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft in the Twentieth Century

Peart, Tony (2020) Indian Summer: The Reinvention of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft in the Twentieth Century. The Decorative Arts Society 1850 to the Present: Journal 44 - 2020, 44 . pp. 19-45.

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Abstract

To date, the only publication to document the work of Birmingham Guild has been the 1984 exhibition catalogue ‘By Hammer and Hand’ with five pages documenting the earliest years of the Guild from 1890-c.1910. This has had the effect of creating the image, that most people hold, of a workshop of idealistic artisans creating austere ‘Arts & Crafts’ pieces. In truth however, this is only a small part of the Guild’s story.
This paper is based on extensive research conducted over many years with the intention of ultimately publishing a monograph on The Birmingham Guild of Handicraft. It will be a first opportunity to share newly discovered primary research material with an interested audience and illustrate some of the spectacular work produced by the Guild during its heyday in the inter-war years.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: The Decorative Arts Society 1850 to the Present: Journal 44 - 2020
Publisher: The Decorative Arts Society
ISSN: 978-0-9930580-4-2
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Departments: Departments > Institute of the Arts > Graphics and Photography
Depositing User: Tony Peart
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2022 10:45
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2022 16:15
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6362

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