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The Arts & Crafts Companion Hardcover – 15 Mar 2004

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 01 edition (15 Mar. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500511608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500511602
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 3.1 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,099,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"[A] well-written book that helps preserve a bit of cultural history." --"Newsday" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Pamela Todd is the author of a dozen books on art, including "The Impressionists at Home," "The Impressionists at Leisure," "Pre-Raphaelites at Home," and "William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Home." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This utterly luscious book shows how the ideals of William Morris were developed in the Arts & Crafts movement and carried forward into the 20th century. Through architecture, furniture, textiles, wallpaper, stained glass, lighting, and other decorative arts, the author gives a rich portrayal of the people and companies involved. You can feel the textures in the many close-up photographs of pottery, tiles and jewelry. The illustrations also include original drawings, advertising and photographs.
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Beautiful book showing the Arts and Crafts Movement at it's best

Illustrated with 300 meticulously researched images, this is a rich, invaluable general survey of The Arts and Crafts Movement and an important work of reference for the collector.

The origins of the movement are identified and the inspiration of its founder William Morris - craftsman, poet and social reformer - are celebrated. The achievements of such key exponents as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright and Gustav Stickley are covered in detail and information provided on the characteristics of each designer's contribution. There are comprehensive chapters on all aspects of Arts and Crafts style, including architecture, interiors, furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, metalwork, printing and gardens.

The ideals of the Movement continue to have relevance for the modern-day home owner. The Arts and Crafts Companion will assist the quest for authenticity in decoration and will encourage the appreciation and application of William Morris's dictum to `have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or do not believe to be beautiful.'
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for the Arts and Crafts Enthusiast 1 Sept. 2007
By J. Wagner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you've purchased several books about decorating with Arts and Crafts style and wish to get a more in-depth knowledge of the movement, it's proponents and influences, then this is the book for you. From William Morris to Gustav Stickley, Jane Addams to Frank Lloyd Wright, the author covers the who's who of the movemement, large and small. The book is full of excellent photographs and covers a broad spectrum of the styles popular in Europe and America and how it's design philosophy was incorporated into everything from jewelry to homes. When one thinks of the Arts and Crafts style, Stickley's Craftsman style usually is one of the first things that comes to mind. The "Arts and Crafts Companion" quickly proves that there is much more to the style including Nouveau, Minimalist and Japanese influences. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to have a great reference book as well as to learn much more about the Arts and Crafts movement.
4.0 out of 5 stars It was a good 12 Jun. 2015
By Lynn Day - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It was a good book
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very thorough 28 Oct. 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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My interest in the Arts and Crafts period of design is very new and quite casual. This book is perfect. There are a wide variety of photographs and it appears to be very carefully researched.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have 27 Sept. 2009
By D. M. Dickinson - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a must have for those seriously interested in the Arts & Crafts Movement as well as the collector.
38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, beautifully done reference 18 Jun. 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed this on several levels. It's a beautifully produced book, with gorgeous illustrations and photographs, and it provides a very good introduction to the Arts and Crafts movement. The book includes information about its origins and leading exponents, and sections on archutecture, furniture, design, and crafts, all copiously illustrated. There is also a list of sources in the back. This book is excellent for browsers, for those wanting a good introduction to the Arts and Crafts movement, or for those who just like beautiful art books.
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