The Arts & Crafts Movement
The Arts & Crafts Movement was an international design movement that started in England in the middle of the 19th century. It was a reaction to the excesses of Victorian culture, a reaction to capitalism and to factory work. Practitioners of the movement were concerned about the value of work and the well-being of individual workers. They believed that a worker should own his or her work, rather than contributing to the property of a capitalist.