Arts & Crafts (Abbeville Stylebooks)

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9780789200105: Arts & Crafts (Abbeville Stylebooks)

Recoiling from the mechanization brought by the industrial revolution, late-nineteenth-century designers in England and America urged a return to the fine craftsmanship exemplified by medieval craft guilds. Leaders such as John Ruskin, William Morris, and Gustav Stickley asserted that in honest handwork and spare, simple spaces a life of true beauty could be found.
Arts & Crafts brings back the turn-of-the-century era of Morris and Stickley, of bungalows and built-ins, by detailing the period's history and its architecture, designers, furnishings, fashions, arts, and key buildings. It takes us on a tour of the movement's icons: Morris's Red House, Greene and Greene's Gamble House, and Wright's Prairie houses; Rookwood pottery and Tiffany glass; The Craftsman and the Morris chair - all simple yet beautiful designs that never went out of style.

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James Grayson Trulove is an author, publisher, and editor of books on the subjects of architecture, landscape architecture, and garden design. His recent books include New Sustainable Homes, 25 Apartments and Lofts Under 2500 Square Feet, and Prefab Now. He resides in Washington, D.C., and New York.

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