In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Liberty & Co. of London employed a team of artists to create designs, distinguished by simplicity and functionality, which came to be known as the Liberty Style. This book's abundant illustrations depict not only the familiar fabrics and wallpaper, but also silver, copper and pewterware, furniture, jewelry, pottery and glassware. Unfortunately, most of the pictures are in black-and-white, minimizing their effect, the prose is dense and wordy and the scanty explanations of the various artistic movements of the period won't suffice for lay readers. Nonetheless, this celebration of the Liberty Style movementespecially the directories of Liberty artists, designers and manufacturers, and a crash course in identifying Liberty marks and numbersmay be a valuable resource for collectors. Levy is the author of The Artist and the Nude, etc.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This visual documentary brings to light the artistic craftsmanship of entrepreneur Arthur Lasenby Liberty, and the talented colleagues he employed, that made the decorative items produced by Liberty & Company a trendsetting rage in England and throughout Europe. Purity, simplicity, and clarity of design, rooted in Japonisme , Celtic motifs, and geometric elements, were embodied in all objects from pewterware and jewelry to furniture and textiles. Levy traces the history of the company and its affiliation with W. H. Haselar, as well as displaying the glorious products of their efforts. Liberty Style fills a void in the decorative arts literature between Victoriana and Art Nouveau. A delightful addition to any collection. Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 1987. Book Condition: Very Good. New edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96103140
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008238039
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004797092
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Limited London, 1987. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Great survey in a large softcover format of the defining years in the philosophy of this great style setting store in central London. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10119591110
Book Description London : Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 1984. kart., broschiert. Book Condition: Gut. 160 S., Ill. Einbd. etwas berieben, Seiten altersbedingt leicht gebräunt, ansonsten gut erhalten. ISBN: 9780297791348 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 650. Bookseller Inventory # 92017
Book Description Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2798986998