Detrimental to Progress – Lost Art Press

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Armchair F 51 by Walter Gropius

“Although Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus and a leading advocate of the modern movement, gave full credit to the influence that Ruskin, Morris and the British Arts and Crafts Movement had on his own development, this acknowledgement was not generally shared. For many years whilst the Modern Movement reigned supreme and concrete machines for living and working were filling our cities, Morris and the handcraftsmen were rather ridiculed as being sentimental and irrelevant, or worse, in some circles, as being detrimental to progress.”

— Alan Peters, “Cabinetmaking: The Professional Approach, Second Edition” (Linden, 2009)

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