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Arts and Crafts Architecture

Davey, Peter;

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ISBN 10: 0714828742 / ISBN 13: 9780714828749
Published by Phaidon, London, 1995
Condition: vg Hardcover
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4to. 256pp. Black paper-covered boards in original photographic dust jacket. Fascinating account of the lives, theories and work of the architects of the arts and crafts architecture movement which began in England and quickly influenced Europe and America. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w reproductions of photographs of arts and crafts architecture, various art work relating to the subject, as well as b/w architectural drawings. Some scuffing, minor creasing and staining on dj. Tight copy with dj in overall very good, book in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 25724

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Title: Arts and Crafts Architecture

Publisher: Phaidon, London

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Second edition.

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For about three decades at the turn of the century, Arts and Crafts architecture and the theories behind it caught the attention of the Western world as the Gothic revival was set on a new and vigorous course by the ideas of Pugin, Ruskin and Morris. Looking back to an idealised medieval world in which the artist was also a craftsman, they opposed the inhumanity of the Industrial Revolution and showed the way to a new future in which the Gothic spirit could serve people's needs. A whole generation of architects, artists and craftsmen was inspired by their ideals of truth to tradition, to materials and to function to create an architecture of freedom and originality.

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For about three decades at the turn of the century, Arts and Crafts architecture and the theories behind it caught the attention of the Western world as the Gothic revival was set upon a new and vigourous course by the ideas of Pugin, Ruskin and Morris. This major survey gives a critical account of the lives, theories and work of the architects of the Arts and Crafts movement which began in England and quickly influenced Europe and North America. It highlights the contradictions they tried to resolve in accommodating or rejecting the developments of the new machine age, and in meeting the cost of materials and craftsmanship which forced them to work mainly for a wealthy elite class. It shows how the ideas of the movement influenced the California and Prairie Schools and Art Nouveau, and how it led ultimately to the development of neo-Georgianism and the growth of the machine-worshiping modern Movement after the First World War. -- Midwest Book Review

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