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The Arts and Crafts Movement (World of Art) [Paperback]

Elizabeth Cumming , Wendy Kaplan
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13 May 1991 World of Art
This volume surveys the highly influential Arts and Crafts design movement--which embraced architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, textiles and books--in Britain, America and Europe. Although the styles adopted by the movement were diverse, its leading architects, artists and craft-designers, including William Morris, Frank Lloyd Wright, Josef Hoffman and Eliel Saarinen, were united in promoting the moral superiority of "honest" design and natural materials in an industrial age. 167 illus., 31 in color.

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (13 May 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500202486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500202487
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 15.2 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 258,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Basic 2 Sep 2011
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I am presently delving into the Arts and Crafts movement and I started with this book, mainly because it had a low price and I was not sure what to buy. The book is full of facts but it really needs more color photos! It feels a bit old with so many black and white pictures and I have since found other (larger) books with more and better color pictures - books that are also better designed. Why have the cover of an Arts and Crafts book fifty percent solid black?

But it will be a fine basic reference book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars USEFUL & BEAUTIFUL 10 Aug 2009
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Kaplan and Cumming have compiled a most comprehensive introduction to what Nicholas Pevsner called ' the beginning of a new era in Western art'.In six very readable chapters the trace the source of this influential movement through architecture,design and art in the late Victorian 19th century,including detailed observations of its impact in the USA and on continental Europe.Over 160 illustrations and a helpful bibliography help to make this volume a worthy complement to the World of Art's guide to Art Nouveau.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arts & Crafts Movement 24 Sep 2012
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I was interested in this Movement and wanted a reference book to dip inot. I already had reference books for Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
I was delighted with this book for my purposes. Good text and pictures - many in colour - and, most important, a good Index. Great, especially at this used book price!
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