Amelia Sarah Levetus (1853-1938) e il John Ruskin Club di Vienna dalla sua fondazione fino alla Prima Guerra Mondiale
Born in Birmingham and living in Vienna since 1893, Amelia Sarah Levetus devoted her life to facilitating the mediation between Austrian and British culture, finding a vital connection between the two countries in the thought of John Ruskin. In addition to its intense publishing activities as Vienna correspondent for The Studio magazine. An illustrated magazine Magazine of Fine and Applied Arts, Levetus was strongly committed to adult education. She was a founding member of Volksheim, the people’s university, where she taught English language courses and where the John Ruskin Club was founded in 1903. This contribution traces the activity of Amelia Sarah Levetus up to the First World War and places it in the broader debate on architecture and the figurative and applied arts.
Keywords: Arts and Crafts Schools • Arts and Crafts Movement • Magazine “The Studio” • Adult Education • Amelia Sarah Levetus • Anglo-Austrian Cultural Relationship