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The arts and crafts movement in California : living the good life

Author: Kenneth R Trapp; Leslie Greene Bowman; Oakland Museum.; Renwick Gallery.; Cincinnati Art Museum.; et al
Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : Oakland Museum ; New York : Abbeville Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The best work in Arts and Crafts in America is already being produced on the Pacific Coast," proclaimed the English designer Charles R. Ashbee during a visit to the Bay Area in 1909. The accuracy of his praise is made vividly clear by this handsome publication, whiCh celebrates the beauty, skill, variety, and exuberance of the Arts and Crafts objects and architecture created in California during a brief but
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Arts and crafts movement in California.
Oakland, Calif. : Oakland Museum ; New York : Abbeville Press, c1993
(OCoLC)622404154
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth R Trapp; Leslie Greene Bowman; Oakland Museum.; Renwick Gallery.; Cincinnati Art Museum.; et al
ISBN: 1558593934 9781558593930 1558594930 9781558594937
OCLC Number: 26310465
Notes: "Exhibition itinerary: The Oakland Museum, February 27-August 15, 1993, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., October 8, 1993-January 9, 1994, Cincinnati Art Museum, February 18-April 17, 1994"--T.p. verso.
Description: 328 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: "Divine excellence" : the arts and crafts life in California / Richard Guy Wilson --
The arts and crafts garden in California / David C. Streatfield --
Utopian place making : the built environment in arts and crafts California / Karen J. Weitze --
The resort to the rustic : simple living and the California bungalow / Cheryl Robertson --
Creating beauty from the earth : the tiles of California / Joseph A. Taylor --
The arts and crafts movement in the San Francisco Bay area / Kenneth R. Trapp --
The arts and crafts movement in the southland / Leslie Greene Bowman --
The arts and crafts movement in San Diego / Bruce Kamerling --
The arts and crafts after 1918 : ending and legacy / Richard Guy Wilson.
Responsibility: [edited by] Kenneth R. Trapp ; with essays by Leslie Greene Bowman ... [et al.].
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"The best work in Arts and Crafts in America is already being produced on the Pacific Coast," proclaimed the English designer Charles R. Ashbee during a visit to the Bay Area in 1909. The accuracy of his praise is made vividly clear by this handsome publication, whiCh celebrates the beauty, skill, variety, and exuberance of the Arts and Crafts objects and architecture created in California during a brief but intensely prolific period between about 1895 and 1930. Inspired.

by the state's spectacular scenery, by its distinctive flora and fauna, and by its romantic past, the artists and artisans of California produced a unique variant of the Arts and Crafts movement. This ground-breaking book - which accompanies a major exhibition organized by The Oakland Museum - takes as its starting point the movement's ideal of "the good life," in which the virtues of simple living and high thinking were complemented by material well-being. Enlightening.

and entertaining essays by eight astute scholars present new information and insights about Arts and Crafts architecture and urban planning, garden design, interiors and resorts, tiles, pottery, metalwork, and furniture. Thoughtful introductory and closing essays analyze the movement and its visual and conceptual legacies in the context of that beguilingly idealistic era. Concluding the book are information-rich endnotes and a carefully focused bibliography, plus.

extensive artists' biographies and company histories that will be of particular interest to both scholars and collectors.

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