Aesthetic Movement

11 Aug

Aesthetic Movement:

Aesthetic Movement attempts to reform design by educating consumers about artistic principles

attitude or philosophy instead of a single style

draws upon many styles and cultures

largely rejects the idea art should serve a higher, moral purpose

Concepts:

Advances the idea that good taste is not ostentatious display

careful planning on educated knowledge of artistic principles

preferring no style above any other and avoid historicism

Motifs:

sunflowers, peacock feathers, lilies, paisley, flowers, leaves, Japanese forms, insects, butterflies, birds

Architecture:

no specific architectural style

inspires far-ranging effects in architecture and subsequent stylistic developments in both England and America

open planning and simplicity effect later styles like Shingle and Arts and Crafts

Interiors:

public and private interiors main conveyors of the design characteristics

asymmetry, unity, harmony, constrast

patterns on walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, accessories

wooden floors with area rugs

Furniture:

Shuns historical styles and sets or suites of furniture for a more personal expression and new informality

vary styles and different cultures

cluttered rooms with arm chairs, side chairs, footstools, small tables, large tables, plant stands, music stands, shelves, wall cabinets and folding screens

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