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Christie's Arts and Crafts Style

Jeffery, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0823006425 / ISBN 13: 9780823006427
Published by Watson-Guptill Pubns, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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192 pages, 120 full colour illustrations. Expertly traces the progress of a movement across the British Isles to the United States and continental Europe, placing the movement firmly in its historical context. Covers ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, and metalwork. A book for all enthusiasts of the movement, collectors and historians alike. Useful appendices, Glossary, Bibliography. Size: 10 3/8" x 10 3/8". Bookseller Inventory # 004191

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Title: Christie's Arts and Crafts Style

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First American Edition

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Christie's Arts and Crafts Style, with new knowledge and previously unseen photographs, explores one of the most important periods of late nineteenth century design when craftsmanship and beauty were under threat from the mass production of the urban factory. Beginning with the Great Exhibition of 1851, which heralded the start of the Victorian age of mass-production, the book moves on to examine the birth of the Arts and Crafts movement, explaining the fundamental principles that governed it and showing how its champion, William Morris, inspired such a strong reaction against industrialism. The movement quickly spread to both Europe and America and the work of major contributors such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Bugatti are discussed in subsequent chapters with case studies of their particular work. The final section of the book concentrates on the diverse range of objects, from ceramics to furniture, glass to posters, which were influenced by the movement and analyses the new production techniques that were developed by artists during the period. In this authoritative guide, illustrated with 120 full colour photographs, Michael Jeffery, a Christie's specialist, profiles the main artists of the Arts and Crafts period and includes information on their individual hallmarks to aid the collector. For its countless enthusiasts, this book, part of the Pavilion series on Christie's collectables, contributes new knowledge to an increasingly popular market.

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Michael Jeffery was born and educated in London. After studying History of Art and Architecture at Warwick University, he has worked at Christie's South Kensington since 1992, joining the 20th Century Decorative Arts Department the following year. In charge of the British Decorative Arts department, he has been responsible for developing specialist sales including Clarice Cliff and Moorcroft ceramics, whilst adding Studio Pottery, Classic Art Deco, Classic Art Nouveau and 20th Century British Lustre Ceramics to the sales calendar. As well as writing a number of articles on 20th Century ceramics, he also co-wrote Christie's Art Deco, published by Pavilion. He is a member of the Decorative Arts Society.

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