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Books and materials relating to the applied arts after WWI; their use in architecture & interior design; the design of handworked and manufactured objects including: ceramics, metalwork, wood, jewelry, textiles, glass, furniture, graphics, clocks & watches, toys, leather, etc.

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Anscombe, Isabelle; Charlotte Gere, Arts & Crafts in Britain and America, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, 1978, first American edition, lg 8vo (9.75" x 7"), softcover, color illus. wraps w/ white titles, VG+ / none. Some light edgewear.

232 pp, illustrated throughout with 300+ photographic plates (many published here for the first time), 60 in full-color, of interiors, woodwork and furniture, metalwork and jewelry, textiles, pottery, glass, architectural details and a few period images of craftsmen in studios. This authoratative survey traces in detail the Arts and Crafts movements in the US and Britain - from their inception to decline in both countries - fully examining aims, achievements, and political relevance. Contains information on more than 100 designers, craftsmen, and guilds - including C. R. Ashbee, M. H. Baillie Scott, Ernest Gimson, William De Morgan, William Morris, Charles Rohlfs, Gustav Stickley, Louis C. Tiffany, C. F. A. Voysey, and Frank Lloyd Wright among others. Includes a thorough chronology; biographies of 100+ designers, artists, studios, guilds and makers; extensive bibliography; index.

Chapters:

Morris and His Circle

'Towards a Free Style'

The Establishment of the Guilds

'Art and the Handicraftsman'

Arts and Crafts and the Beginnings of Modernism

Liberty and Company

The Emergence of a 'Polychromatic' Idiom

An invaluable publication, that though broad in scope is a handily compact reference on the subject - essential for students, collectors, designers and study of the period, from the early development of the movement to the founding of the Bauhaus in 1919.    [Book ID # 1517]


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