Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930) was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America. His unique ceramic murals, pavings, and sculptural reliefs were of great importance to the reform of architectural decoration early in the twentieth century.
This book documents all of Mercer's catalogued tile designs as well as his art pottery and the subjects of his major themes. The bibliography includes all of Mercer's publications in his several fields of interest and comprehensive lists of the literature about him, his work, and the ceramic art of his times.
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Cleota Reed is Research Associate in the Department of Fine Arts at Syracuse University.Review:
"The definitive work on Mercer, one of the leading figures in the Arts and Crafts Movement."—Philadelphia Inquirer
"Arts and crafts enthusiasts will be awed by the range of this book."—Art and Auction
"The author . . . fully exploits a rich lode of surviving papers, business and personal, in order to shed light on Mercer's diversified career as an archaeologist, scholar, collector, designer of reinforced concrete buildings, and tilemaker. . . . Ms Reed and her publishers have spared no expense in producing a beautiful book. Indeed, my satisfaction with Henry Chapman Mercer and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is complete."—Pennsylvania History
"Not only is this a fine reference book for the academic, but it will also interest anyone who likes ceramic tiles, since the author has done so much research and shows us Mercer's methods. It is a must for those interested in the early Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States. . . . Fine photographs."—New York-Pennsylvania Collector
"Immaculately researched, written, and illustrated."—Journal of Design History
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