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Historic Arts & Crafts Homes of Great Britain

Coleman, Brian D.

ISBN 10: 158685531X / ISBN 13: 9781586855314
Published by Gibbs Smith, Layton, Utah, 2005
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Title: Historic Arts & Crafts Homes of Great ...

Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Layton, Utah

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Brand New / MINT

Dust Jacket Condition: Brand New MINT

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From esteemed author Brian D. Coleman comes a thorough exploration into the origins of the design and philosophy of the Arts & Crafts movement in Great Britain--the roots of which are inspiring a fresh new approach to the more traditional American Arts & Crafts style. Coleman leads an inspiring and beautiful tour of ten of the most historic Arts & Crafts homes in Britain, from William Morris's Red House in England to Macintosh's Hill House in Scotland.
Learn about the history, construction, and thoughtfulness of design that give valuable insight into the philosophy of the movement and how it is reinterpreted today.
Honesty of construction, attention to detail, and the value of handcraftsmanship are principles of the Arts & Crafts movement first celebrated by William Morris and John Ruskin over one hundred years ago.
Other homes featured in the book include the Blackwell (architect M. H. Baillie Scott), Castle Drogo (architect Sir Edwin Lutyens), Craigside (architect Richard Norman Shaw), and Kelmscott Manor (William Morris's holiday home). All homes featured in the book are open to the public and maintained as museums and tributes to the artistry. Contact information is provided for each house, which provides a helpful tool for planning a visit to this historic area.
Brian D. Coleman, M.D., is a practicing psychiatrist in Seattle, Washington. Also an old-house enthusiast, Brian has developed his love for historic restoration into an active second career. He serves as the West Coast editor for Old House Interiors, and is the author of Extraordinary Interiors: Decorating with Architectural Salvage and Antiques, Scalamandre: Luxurious Home Interiors, Classic Cottages, Vintage Victorian Textiles, and The Victorian Dining Room. Brian divides his time between New York and Seattle.

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front flap William Morris, Edward Lutyens, Baillie Scott, Norman Shaw-these are among the most recognized architects and designers of the British Arts & Crafts movement. Their magnificent homes-from the magical Wightwick to the pastoral Kelmscott Manor-continue to inspire and delight Arts & Crafts enthusiasts today. Author Brian Coleman leads an inspiring and beautiful tour of ten of the best-loved Arts & Crafts homes in Britain, including such icons as Standen-Philip Webb's spectacular country home-and Hill House-Charles Rennie Macintosh's still modern, avant-garde Scottish baronial creation. Also included are eccentric masterpieces: Edward Lutyens' medieval Castle Drogo and the freewheeling, post-Impressionistic Charleston. Lush photographs and thoughtful commentary document these homes, the places where British Arts & Crafts began. See how the principles of honesty of construction, attention to detail, and the value of hand craftsmanship were interpreted and defined by the masters of the movement. Other homes featured in the book include Craigside (architect Richard Norman Shaw), Blackwell (architect M.H. Baillie Scott), Rodmarton Manor, and of course William Morris's iconic Red House (Philip Webb). All homes in the book are open to the public and can still be visited and appreciated today. Directions and contact information for each home is provided at the end of the book. An added bonus is an extensive resource guide to more than ___ Arts and Crafts antiques dealers in the United States, Canada and Great Britain, along with ___ restoration specialists, as well as important museums and sites to visit. Whether you are planning a pilgrimage to Great Britain or just an armchair journey, this book is a must for any lover of the Arts and Crafts movement. Foreword by Stephen Calloway, . . . . back flap Brian D. Coleman, M.D., is a practicing psychiatrist in Seattle, Washington. Also an old-house enthusiast, Brian has grown his love for historic restoration into an active second career. He serves as the Editor at large for Old House Interiors, and is the author of Extraordinary Interiors: Decorating with Architectural Salvage and Antiques, Scalamandre: Luxurious Home Interiors, Classic Cottages, Vintage Victorian Textiles, and The Victorian Dining Room. Brian divides his time between New York and Seattle.

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