The Arts and Crafts movement began as an instinctive reaction against the new industrial age. Seeking a return to simple craftsmanship, with traditional materials, its influence spread both to Europe and North America where the term craftsman denoted a traditional style of architecture and interior design prevalent before the 1920s.
The first book on the Century Guild of Artists (CGA) and its influential periodical, the Century Guild Hobby Horse. The significance of the CGA in the development of the Arts and Crafts movement and its modernist successors is assessed.
Art schools, workshops and associations helped shape the Arts and Crafts style, as did individuals such as Ann Macbeth, Robert Lorimer, and James Cromar Watt. Together, these architects, artists and designers contributed to the expansion and evolution of the movement both within and beyond Scotland's borders. This book chronicles this movement.