Central school of arts and crafts london


Established in 1896 by the London County Council "to encourage the industrial application of decorative art", it was developed by William R. Lethaby, architect and its first Principal. It is located in Southampton Row. In January 1986, the school became part of the newly formed London Institute; three years later it merged with the St. Martin's School of Art and became Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design. It is now part of the London University of the Arts. The curriculum has broadened from its initial focus on arts and crafts to include industrial design and also offers furniture making, printing, book design, silver and goldsmithing, textiles, theatre and ceramics. Source: Answers.com, http://www.answers.com/topic/central-school-of-arts-and-crafts