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The period I’m looking at is the period we refer to as quick ways to make money with money the 19th century. We were very much a farming dominated country, and in a short time, 30 years, we moved from farms to factories. And as a result of that the work of the quick ways to make money with money common person changed totally. So, they were involved in working in factories producing more than quick ways to make money with money they could ever need, to sell. But as a reaction to that, we saw the richer getting very much richer, in england, but the poorer getting very much poorer. And into this world came these artists and designers who quick ways to make money with money wanted to do something about that. And the arts and crafts movement was very much a quick ways to make money with money reaction to the world of the poor.

And william morris was incredibly influential because he brought together quick ways to make money with money under the auspices of morris and co., a whole group of artists and designers who were living quick ways to make money with money with him through this idea of the arts and crafts quick ways to make money with money movement. So, they shared his political ideas, they shared his socialism and they shared this this ambition quick ways to make money with money to change the life of the working poor in england.

One of the most important parts of morris & co., and the ethos behind it was the idea of the quick ways to make money with money apprentice and the guild system. And they were looking back to a medieval practice where quick ways to make money with money people were working together to make things they needed rather quick ways to make money with money than make things to sell. But they had to have a purpose, a function. So, it couldn’t just be that you looked at them and said quick ways to make money with money well that’s just a lovely thing, it had to be used for something and I think quick ways to make money with money if I look behind me, all of the objects I see from the benson tea quick ways to make money with money kettle, to the fabrics used in the curtains, were about a practical need. In a victorian house, this was a cold space, so you needed thick, lined curtains to block the windows, and the thing we see in this house is curtains quick ways to make money with money used on the walls and panelling, because that would keep the heat in.

One of the key partners in morris & co. Was philip webb. Philip webb had trained as an architect with william morris, so he’d worked with him from a very early stage in quick ways to make money with money his career and in his thinking. Morris very quickly decided he was not going to be quick ways to make money with money an architect, and he asked webb to design his own house, the red house, in bexleyheath in kent – a really important house in the history of arts and quick ways to make money with money crafts movement in terms of webb working out his ideas.

For philip webb it was about care, it was about consideration, it was about working with his clients. And in standen, which he designed for the beale family, who were a family who had made their money through quick ways to make money with money the east midland railway, through one of the greatest of the inventions of the quick ways to make money with money industrial revolution, he designed them a family country home.

If you think about many country houses in england, you come up the driveway and there is the house quick ways to make money with money in front of you. When you come to standen, the first thing you see is the farmhouse, and a barn, a great big farm building. And you have to go past them, and through an archway. And only then do you come to the entrance to quick ways to make money with money the house, and it’s almost as if webb, and james beale and margaret beale as his clients, were almost embarrassed in some ways about their country estate. They wanted it to be a home.

Standen is much more about a wonderful country setting. And the way webb designed the house was about practicality quick ways to make money with money and function, as well as beauty. So, for example, at the heart of building you see the great big quick ways to make money with money water tower, that from a distance it makes it look like a quick ways to make money with money small village. But in that water tower were the two massive tanks quick ways to make money with money that were required to be a self-sustaining house. It provided water for washing, for cleaning and for gardening in really interesting ways.

When you come to standen, one of the first parts of the house you see quick ways to make money with money are the kitchens and the servant’s quarters: he’s not hiding them away. A lot of architects would have hidden them underneath the quick ways to make money with money house or in the attics. They were part of the community, of the home. And as you move internally through the servant’s areas of the house, they were equally decorated and celebrated, as were the bedrooms, the dining rooms, and the drawing rooms of the beale family.

And interestingly, in one of the main passages that leads to the quick ways to make money with money kitchens, and where the servants would be coming through, is one of our most important wallpapers for the arts quick ways to make money with money and crafts movement, trellis. Because in trellis we see william morris and philip webb quick ways to make money with money working together in a very early design to try and quick ways to make money with money think through what they think they meant by a natural quick ways to make money with money paper that didn’t artificially recreate three dimensions. And stories say morris designed the trellis and philip webb quick ways to make money with money designed the birds. So, in that one piece of wallpaper we see how important quick ways to make money with money this partnership was, where they were thinking through their political and aesthetic ideas quick ways to make money with money by making together.

Here in the drawing room at standen we can see quick ways to make money with money examples of many of the different designers and artists who quick ways to make money with money worked with morris & co., so we can see work by W. A. S. Benson who was the very important metal worker. We can see designs by william de morgan, who was um, a ceramics worker. And in both benson and de morgan’s ware, you see them learning from the past in terms of quick ways to make money with money craft techniques: hammering copper, making lustreware.

And standen is incredibly important in the history of lighting. This was one of the first houses built with electricity quick ways to make money with money included. And in the lights that we see philip webb designing quick ways to make money with money for standen, we see this relationship between use and beauty – because what webb was trying to do was produce designs quick ways to make money with money based on natural ideas, that really worked with this new technology.

Also in the room, we see one of the most important pieces of morris quick ways to make money with money & co. Furniture, the morris chair. The morris chair in itself very much typifies all the quick ways to make money with money ideas we’ve been talking about, in terms of the arts & crafts movement. So it was an object that had been found in quick ways to make money with money an historic farmhouse. So, they looked at a historic design and built it into quick ways to make money with money a 19th century design – and it became incredibly popular.

So, we see objects that were designed by a number of quick ways to make money with money the men who worked with morris & co., but also at the heart of our story are some quick ways to make money with money very important women designers, and yet for many years, they’ve not been seen in the histories of morris & co. For example, agnes and rhoda garrett. Now the garrett cousins were incredibly important in the history quick ways to make money with money of design because they were the first women professional decorators. They were part of a wider family of women that quick ways to make money with money included elizabeth garrett anderson and millicent fawcett. They were the people who were doing for the first quick ways to make money with money time jobs that hadn’t been considered the role of a middle-class person. Middle-class women were meant to stay at home and their quick ways to make money with money husband’s wealth and success was very much identified by the quick ways to make money with money fact that the woman could be at home.

At standen we have a number of examples of furniture quick ways to make money with money that was produced by the garrett cousins, including a cabinet in the morning room. These are the only objects that we know at the quick ways to make money with money moment that the garrett’s designed that still exist in england. I’m sure we’ll find more, now we’re really looking for them, but at the moment these are the only ones we quick ways to make money with money know.

One of the interesting things in standing in a house quick ways to make money with money today that is now run by the national trust, is in the histories of the national trust we see quick ways to make money with money how important william morris and philip webb were. One of the impacts of the industrial revolution was that quick ways to make money with money we saw great swathes of english architecture being knocked down quick ways to make money with money to be replaced by streets of houses and factories. So, william morris’s and philip webb’s thinking about the importance of the past, turned into them thinking about how to preserve that, and together they came up with the idea for the quick ways to make money with money society for the protection of ancient buildings, the S.P.A.B., which of course, was one of the most important precursors to octavia hill’s ideas for the national trust, for an organisation that would protect architecture and the landscape quick ways to make money with money of england’s past.

William morris was never afraid to court publicity and upset quick ways to make money with money people when he was celebrating the importance of buildings of quick ways to make money with money the past – and he caused a lot of challenge by once describing quick ways to make money with money a cow barn as beautiful, as important, as a cathedral. And in the highly religious-focused victorian time, that was, in many ways, seen as an insult. But what morris was saying was in those sorts of quick ways to make money with money buildings, in the farmhouses and the barns that still existed in quick ways to make money with money this country, we saw the most perfect examples of functional building that quick ways to make money with money celebrated how a building worked, rather than just simply how it looked.

When I was a child I was very much interested quick ways to make money with money in how this house looked – I warmed to it, there was something that made me feel safe. My uncle was the gardener here at standen, and so throughout my childhood, I played around the farmhouse and actually lived within the quick ways to make money with money farmhouse, because that was the gardener’s house. It was only when I started studying art history that quick ways to make money with money I started to realise that there were conscious moves made quick ways to make money with money by the designers here to change people’s lives. And that by studying these spaces we can understand how quick ways to make money with money people have lived, and we can learn lessons from the past.

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