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The rise of everyday design : the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America

Author: Monica Penick; Christopher Long; Harry Ransom Center,
Publisher: Austin : Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin in association with Yale University Press, [2019].
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"In its spread from Britain to the United States, the Arts and Crafts Movement evolved from its roots in individual craftsmanship to a mainstream trend increasingly adapted for mass production by American retailers. Inspired by John Ruskin in Britain in the 1840s in response to what he saw as the corrosive forces of industrialization, the movement was profoundly transformed as its tenets of simple design, honest use  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues d'exposition
Exhibitions
Expositions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Penick; Christopher Long; Harry Ransom Center,
ISBN: 0300234988 9780300234985
OCLC Number: 1102639529
Notes: Publié à l'occasion de l'exposition "The rise of everyday design : the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America", tenue au Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, du 9 février au 14 juillet 2019.
Description: xi, 242 pages : illustrations (certaines en couleur) ; 29 cm.
Responsibility: edited by Monica Penick and Christopher Long.

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"In its spread from Britain to the United States, the Arts and Crafts Movement evolved from its roots in individual craftsmanship to a mainstream trend increasingly adapted for mass production by American retailers. Inspired by John Ruskin in Britain in the 1840s in response to what he saw as the corrosive forces of industrialization, the movement was profoundly transformed as its tenets of simple design, honest use of materials, and social value of handmade goods were widely adopted and commodified by companies like Sears, Roebuck and Co. The movement grew popular in early 20th-century America, where it was stripped of its reformist ideals by large-scale manufacturing and merchandising through department stores and mail-order catalogues. This beautiful book is illustrated with stunning furniture and designs by William Morris, Gustav Stickley, and Elbert Hubbard's Roycroft community, among many others, along with such ephemera as the catalogues, sales brochures, and magazine spreads that generated popular interest. This perspective offers a new understanding of the Arts and Crafts idea, its geographical reach, and its translation into everyday design."--Jaquette.

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"an invaluable catalog."-Edward Rothstein, Wall Street Journal"[The book] serves as both an introductory text and, for those well-read on the movement, one offering new dimensions to this vast Read more...

 
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