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Arts & crafts furniture : from classic to contemporary

Author: Kevin P Rodel; Jonathan Binzen
Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, ©2003.
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From the Publisher: Arts and Crafts is more than a style of architecture. It is an enduring furniture style that honors the tradition of fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. This book takes a fresh look at the history and influences that resulted in beautiful, functional pieces designed to enhance the interiors of classic Arts & Crafts homes. From William Morris and the roots of the movement, through Gustav  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin P Rodel; Jonathan Binzen
ISBN: 1561583596 9781561583591
OCLC Number: 52127674
Description: 234 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1: Furniture Of The Arts And Crafts Movement --
Social reform, design revolution --
Hallmarks of the arts and crafts style --
How the movement spread --
2: William Morris: The Roots Of Arts And Crafts --
Furnishing the Red House --
Morris & Co: a guild goes into business --
Gallery: The art of Morris & Co --
3: Arts And Crafts In The Country: Gimson, The Barnsleys, And The Cotswolds Vernacular --
London calling --
To the Cotswold countryside --
The Cotswold legacy --
Gallery: Cotswolds country --
4: English Architects And Designers --
A H Mackmurdo and the awakening of arts and crafts --
C F A Voysey: Refined simplicity --
The artful interior: M H Baillie Scott --
Liberty's and Heal & Son: Commercial arts and crafts in England --
Gallery: England's professional caste --
5: Charles Rennie Mackintosh And The Glasgow Style --
Mackintosh: style innovator --
Mackintosh emerges --
The Glasgow style's other contributors --
Mackintosh on the wane --
Gallery: Glasgow style --
6: Continental Europe --
Arts and crafts in Austria --
Ruskin and Morris in Deutschland --
Ernst Ludwig's legacy --
Gallery: The Vienna secession --
7: Gustav Stickley And His Brothers --
Origins of the style --
Essence of the craftsman style --
Stickley's impact --
Which is the real Stickley furniture? --
Gallery: The Stickley family --
8: Handmade In A Factory: Mass Production In Grand Rapids --
The disappearing artisan --
Mission in the Midwest --
Charles P Limbert's European influence --
Joseph McHugh's mission furniture --
Gallery: Factory furniture --
9: The Prairie School --
Arts and crafts in the Windy City --
Louis Sullivan, mentor to the prairie school --
Frank Lloyd Wright and the organic ideal --
George Mann Niedecken, interior architect --
Syncopated ornament: George Washington Maher --
Prairie partners: Purcell and Elmslie --
Gallery: Prairie arts & crafts --
10: Utopian Communities: American Furniture And Social Reform --
Byrdcliffe's aristocratic utopia --
Albert Hubbard and the marketing of utopia --
Rose Valley's suburban Gothic --
Gallery: Utopian furniture --
11: American Innovators --
Charles Rohlfs and the decorated plank --
John Scott Bradstreet: fine furniture on the frontier --
Arts and crafts climax : the interiors of Greene and Greene --
Gallery: Innovators in the states --
12: The Revival Of Arts And Crafts Furniture --
The sudden death of arts and crafts --
The aftermath in England --
Danish modern: Ruskin revved up --
The Dean of American designer-makers --
Gallery: Arts and crafts revival --
Selected bibliography --
Resources --
Credits --
Index.
Other Titles: Arts and crafts furniture
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