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Ernest Gimson, Arts & Crafts designer and architect

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Edinburgh Central Library

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Join art historian Annette Carruthers for a talk on her new publication, 'Ernest Gimson: Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect'.

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Join art historian Annette Carruthers discussing her new publication, Ernest Gimson: Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect, co-authored with Mary Greensted and Barley Roscoe, presenting a critical study and biography of the designer and architect Ernest Gimson (1864–1919), a central figure in the British Arts & Crafts Movement. The book is based on extensive new research and illustrated with many unpublished images and superb new photographs.

Gimson trained and worked in London in the 1880s, joining the circle around William Morris. After moving with his friends Ernest and Sidney Barnsley to the deep countryside of the Cotswolds in 1893, he lived out his radical Arts & Crafts ideals, establishing workshops renowned for their distinctive style and superb quality, and giving employment to many skilled craftsmen. His work remains an inspiration to designers and makers today.

Annette Carruthers was a museum curator in Leicestershire and Cheltenham before moving to Edinburgh in 1990. She worked on a research project on The Scottish Home organised by the National Museums of Scotland and the University of St Andrews (1991–4), and then taught in the School of Art History at St Andrews until 2014. Her book on The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland was published in 2013.

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