Styles & Periods

Styles & Periods

 
Styles & Periods
 
 
 
 
 
The story of style can be said to be the tracing of the strands that mesh to give each age its distinctive look, from the skills and materials available, to the changes in lifestyle and income from buyers zest for the new to designers' vision of beauty.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aesthetic Movement

 
Aesthetic MovementThis might be called the 'arty' end of the Arts and Crafts Movement. It was a reaction to the flamboyant ornamentations loved by the Victorians. From the 1840's a new purity of design was championed by Pugin and Owen Jones, and in the 1860's the ideal of Art for Art's Sake was taken up by the culturally aware. 
 

Biedermeier

 
Biedermeier Table & ChairsThe Biedermeier period does not refer to the era as a whole, but to a particular mood and set of trends that grew out of Central Europebetween 1815 and 1848 during which the grew in number and the arts appealed to common sensibilities.
 

Carolean

 
Carolean TableCarolean Period 1660-1689
 
After the years of austerity under Cromwell and the Puritans, the accession of Charles II was the signal for an outburst of luxury and extravagance; according to some, it never surpassed.  
 

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