The Arts & Crafts Movement

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The Arts & Crafts Movement

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The Arts & Crafts Movement is a comprehensive survey of all aspects of the popular Arts and Crafts movement, which was at its height between 1880-1910. The movement had a worldwide influence on all areas of the decorative arts, architecture, cabinet making and even garden design. This new study charts the course of the movement in all media, including painting, craft and architecture, and examines the theory and philosophy behind a variety of seminal pieces. It includes fine examples of work by William Morris, Charles Robert Ashbee, Edward Burne Jones, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Greene & Greene and Philip Webb, alongside lesser known examples from as far afield as Finland and Russia. This book features extensive archival material, previously unpublished works and groundbreaking new research, and also offers a thorough overview of a highly popular intellectual and artistic movement that will appeal to academics and collectors alike.

This soft cover book measures 7 inches by 9 inches. Published September 2010.

Brand: Phaidon

Origin: Imported

Phaidon’s empire of world-renowned books on food, architecture, fashion, design and travel complement the publisher’s beginnings. Named after Socrates’s pupil Phaedo, who was known for his discourses on immortality, this London-based publishing house got its start in 1923 as a producer of high quality, reasonably priced literature, philosophy, and history books. In 1936 it added art to its repertoire, publishing some of the first monographs of Van Gogh and Botticelli. All volumes pair erudite text with breathtaking photography; a perennial favorite is Phaidon’s stunning, large-scale Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture.