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Arts and Crafts Architecture

Peter Davey

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ISBN 10: 0714828742 / ISBN 13: 9780714828749
Published by Phaidon Press, 1995
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Phaidon Press [Published date: 1995]. Hard cover, 256 pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Black textured paper over boards with blind-stamped lettering on front and spine. Very light bumping to edges and corners. Binding tight. Pages crisp clean and bright with no markings. Dust jacket has a 1/2" scuff mark on the paper covering the fore-edge of both the front and back covers with a bit of the color chipped off leaving a thin white line. Light overall rubbing to jacket as well. Now in an archival quality Brodart cover. NOT Ex-library. NO remainder marks. Bookseller Inventory # 20101027006

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Title: Arts and Crafts Architecture

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

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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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