Introduction
Charles Robert Ashbee (17 May 1863 – 23 May 1942) was a British architect and designer who was a prime mover of the Arts and Crafts movement that took its craft ethic from the works of John Ruskin and its co-operative structure from the socialism of William Morris. Ashbee was defined by one source as "designer, architect, entrepreneur, and social reformer". His disciplines included metalwork, textile design, furniture, jewellery and other objects in the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts genres.
Wikidata
Q614071
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Introduction
Influential designer, writer, and leader of the Arts and Crafts Movement. In 1888, he founded the Guild and School of Handicraft at Toynbee Hall in the East End of London. In 1891, he moved the school and guild to Essex House in Mile End, London, and in 1902 it moved out of London to Chipping Camden in the Cotswolds, where it remained until its bankruptcy in 1908. He also founded the School of Arts and Crafts (1904-1914).
Nationalities
British, English
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Craftsman, Architect, Writer, Designer, Reformer
Names
Charles Robert Ashbee, C. R. Ashbee
Ulan
500030367
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