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Cheshire Arts & Crafts house : Photos
Manchester house, northwest England, UK
Arts & Crafts House
south Manchester : Scanned photos by architect Adrian Welch 1990
This is a lovely Arts & Crafts house in south Manchester. Further information about the home is welcome. It features in an old guide to architecture in the city which I used to find the building whilst at university in the city studying architecture. Adrian J Welch, editor.
Another Manchester Arts & Crafts building:
First Church of Christ the Scientist, Daisy Bank Road, Victoria Park
Other examples of Manchester Architecture welcome: info(at)e-architect.com
Cheshire Arts & crafts house – Photos © Adrian Welch
The Arts and Crafts Movement was an international design movement that flourished between 1860 and 1910, especially in the second half of that period, continuing its influence until the 1930s. It was led by the artist and writer William Morris (1834–1896) during the 1860s, and was inspired by the writings of John Ruskin (1819–1900) and Augustus Pugin (1812–1852), although the term “Arts and Crafts” was not coined until 1887.
The Red House, in Bexleyheath, London, designed for Morris in 1859 by architect Philip Webb, exemplifies the early Arts and Crafts style.
The Arts and Crafts style started as a search for aesthetic design and decoration and a reaction against the styles that were developed by machine-production.
Arts and Crafts objects were simple in form, without superfluous or excessive decoration, and how they were constructed was often still visible. They tended to emphasize the qualities of the materials used (“truth to material”). They often had patterns inspired by British flora and fauna and used the vernacular, or domestic, traditions of the British countryside. Several designer-makers established workshops in rural areas and revived old techniques.
Another Arts and Crafts house in north west England:
Blackwell – Lake District – 1898
Another Arts and Crafts building in Manchester:
Edgar Wood Centre – 1905
Location: Manchester, Northwest England, UK
Contemporary Manchester Architecture
Manchester Architectural Designs – chronological list
An interesting building located not too far away, to the West, on Oxford Road:
Whitworth Art Gallery Competition
Whitworth Art Gallery
Vicarage Gardens Stockport
Design: Sanderson Borland Architects
image : Blackpoint Design
Vicarage Gardens Stockport Development
Old Brewery Gardens Development
Architects: Assael Architecture
image courtesy of architecture office
Old Brewery Gardens
Beetham Tower – Tallest residential tower in Europe
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Chips, New Islington
Design: Alsop Architects
Buildings / photos for the Manchester Arts & Crafts house page welcome