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The Arts & Crafts Companion

Pamela Todd

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An invaluable survey on the background, history and personalities of the Arts and Crafts movement


The Arts and Crafts Movement was enthusiastically embraced by the many architects and designers who had become disenchanted with the results of the mass production of the mid-nineteenth century, and its instantly recognizable style left a legacy of design that remains influential to this day. This essential companion identifies the origins of the movement and celebrates the inspiration of its founder William Morris - craftsman, poet and social reformer. The achievements of such key exponents as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright and Gustav Stickley are considered in detail and the distinguishing characteristics of each designer's contribution thoroughly analysed.

There are comprehensive chapters on all aspects of Arts and Crafts style, including architecture, interiors, furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, metalwork, printing and gardens. Illustrated with 300 meticulously researched images, this is a rich and invaluable general survey and an important work of reference for the collector.

The ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement continue to have relevance for the modern-day home owner. Whether through the restoration of old houses or in the expression of a philosophy, this book will assist the quest for authenticity in decoration and will encourage the appreciation and application of William Morris's dictum to 'have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or do not believe to be beautiful.'

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'Essential reading for admirers of the style … a real visual treasure'
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Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 26.0 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 320 pp

Illustrations: 300

Publication date: 8 September 2008

ISBN: 9780500287590

Contents List

1. The Arts & Crafts Who’s Who • 2. The Architecture of the Arts & Crafts Movement • 3. Architecture Interiors • 4. Furniture of the Arts & Crafts Movement • 5. Wallpaper and Textiles • 6. Lamps and Lighting • 7. Tiles and Ceramics • 8. Glass and Pottery • 9. Metalwork and Jewelry 10. Embroidery • 11. Applied Arts and Graphics • 12. The Arts and Crafts Garden

About the Author

Pamela Todd has lectured at Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum on the subject of the Arts & Crafts Movement, and has written over twelve books, including The Impressionists’ Table, Bloomsbury at Home, The Pre-Raphaelites at Home and The Arts & Crafts Companion. She lives in London.