Thursday, 30 December 2010
Under the pursuit of a craft aesthetic
Reading material here for these days in between the fast and important bit at the end of one year and the potentially burgeoning and important bit at the start of another.
The great William Morris (above), John Ruskin et el and the whole Arts & Crafts movement have always attracted me, but I am aware of all the potential over-romantic elements that will, and do, no-doubt seduce me. Somehow or another though, I'm sure a closer look at this man will be worthwhile whilst we consider our relationship to nostalgia and try to look clearly at our subject(s) without any hint of a dangerous but attractive tint-of-rose.