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The Real Meaning of Arts and Crafts

by Stacie Leone

Arts and Crafts era aficionados may be willing to pay enormous prices for handcrafted furniture and other objects created around the turn of the century; and there is no doubt that the artists, crafts people and architects of the Arts and Crafts movement made a tremendous and permanent impact on the arts and architecture.  But, often overlooked, is the fact that their real motivation was a deep commitment to social change.

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