- "We do not want our war memorials turned out by the thousand, like 75 mm. shells": The Arts and Crafts Movement, Print Culture, and World War I Commemoration in Britain
- The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies
- Penn State University Press
- Volume 9, Number 2, 2019
- pp. 265-283
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This article explores the role of print culture in the Arts and Crafts movement's campaign to guide the nation in its commemoration of the war dead. They held meetings and exhibitions and published circulars, pamphlets, and articles in art and architecture journals. Because of public interest in the subject, newspapers and a wide array of journals publicized their activities and ideas. It is this article's contention that print culture enabled them to reach a broader public and to frame the debate about war memorials. This is an important facet of commemoration that has been largely overlooked in the scholarship.