- 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)
The Arts & Crafts Companion Hardcover – 15 Mar 2004
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.'
The Arts & Crafts Companion