Thursday, December 17, 2009

New State of Grace

In the sky I see the heights you lifted me
In the trees I still can see your face
There's enough to give if they only let us live
Til we find a new state of grace.

- Kate & Nerissa Nields,
Love and China: "New State of Grace"

A new generation of architect-craftsmen was inspired by the social and moral commitment of William Morris (and Ruskin) and the radical ideas of theorists like Edward Carpenter to create rural communities where the decorative arts and traditional crafts could be studied, revived and practiced.

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