Definitions for "Arts and Crafts"
English movement in art and architecture during the second half of the nineteenth century which emphasized the importance of craftsmanship and high standards of design for everyday objects. Awning - A roof-like cover (made of canvas or metal) extended over the space immediately adjacent to a building and used as a shelter. The words "awning" and "canopy" are used interchangeably.
This period in the US was around 1920 and characterized by hammered metals in lighting and the mission style of lighting fixtures.
The Arts and Crafts period between the 1860`s and 1939 was an answer to the Victorian style. Rather than drawing on ornamental styles from the past, it took on a rustic, craftsman look.