“The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest“ by Lawrence Kreisman
Driven by the need to simplify lives and surroundings during the fast-moving industrial and commercial growth at the turn of the 20th century, a design celebration of grace, simplicity and comfort was born in the Arts and Crafts movement. From the East Coast to the West, from homes to jewelry, this influence is found in objects both public and private. Local artisans in the Pacific Northwest contributed to this rich heritage making furniture, metalwork, ceramics, and stained glass to fill civic and commercial buildings, along with thousands of Bungalow, Craftsman, and Mission style residences throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Lawrence Kreisman co-founded and directed the Seattle Architecture Foundation tour program from 1990-2003. He served as Program Director of Historic Seattle for 20 years, developing tours, lectures, and special events, including a long-running Bungalow Fair and Arts and Crafts lecture series. He is the author of many articles and books on regional architecture and preservation. This lecture is based upon his 2007 publication, co-authored with Glenn Mason, for which they were recipients of the first research grant from the Arts & Crafts Research Fund. Their exhibition, organized by Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry in 2009, traveled to Tacoma, Spokane, and Bellingham for two years.
Please join us as Lawrence Kreisman shares the rich history of the Arts and Crafts movement in Washington and Oregon.