247pp. "The book is printed in an edition of 4,000, in the month of January, 1997." Blue cloth with copper lettering on front cover and spine. Flatsigned by Marilee Boyd Meyer, Consulting Curator, on title page. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Fine craftsmanship and handiwork, originality in design, aesthetic purity, and honest use of materials in both decorative and utilitarian objects were the ideals embraced by Boston's Society of Arts and Crafts. This book celebrates the organization's centenary with splendid examples of metalwork, jewelry textiles, furniture, ceramics, photography, and more. 273 illustrations, 52 in color.
From Library Journal:
These two excellent books are joined spiritually as they explore the Arts & Crafts movement's quest for a retreat from the materialism of the Gilded Age as manifested on different sides of the continent. Inspiring Reform is an exhibition catalog from the Davis Museum and Cultural Center's centenary celebration of Boston's Society of Arts & Crafts, which sponsored the earliest exhibition of Arts & Crafts pieces in America in 1897. The Davis exhibit, which will also be at the Smithsonian, covers the years 1890-1930 and features 150 examples of furniture, ceramics, metalware, book art, prints, and very unique photography. More than 230 illustrations?40 in color?acccompany the catalog's ten essays, all written by specialists in the field. Another essay collection, Toward a Simpler Way of Life, focuses on the variety of styles of Arts & Crafts structures found in California. In their drive toward the anticommercial, the practitioners drew on the decorative schemes of English Tudor, Swiss Chalet, Japanese Temple, and Spanish Mission styles to evoke an earlier, preindustrial time. As expected, Bernard Maybeck, the Greene Brothers, and Julia Morgan are here, but so are many talented, lesser-known designers. The knowledgeable essays also give due attention to the builders, contractors, and artisans who contributed so much. The book will have a bounty of 365 period duotone photos, not seen by the reviewer. Important studies of this perennially popular style, both works are highly recommended for all art and architecture collections.?Joseph C. Hewgley, Nashville P.L.
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Title: Inspiring Reform Boston's Arts and Crafts ...
Publisher: Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, College/ Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Second Printing.
Book Description Wellesley College Museum, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_168542663
Book Description Wellesley College Museum, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_214428685
Book Description Wellesley College Museum. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1881894088 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear - NICE. Seller Inventory # Z1881894088Z2
Book Description Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Boston, 1997. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. This is the first edition which was published without a dust jacket. 247 pp. Illustrations. Hint of warping to boards. Near Fine. Seller Inventory # 243473
Book Description Davis Museum and Cultural Center, with Abrams, Wellesley, Ma, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Profuse Color and b/w (illustrator). First Edition. A beautiful study with a number of contributing essays, celebrating an exhibition in 1997 at Wellesley College and the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC. Pages 246, a definitive work on this movement, and already a scarce book. As new black cloth with copper title on spine and statement of purpose on the front cvover. As new dustjacket , not price clipped, no edgewear. Seller Inventory # 008713
Book Description Wellesley College Museum, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111881894088
Book Description Wellesley College Museum, 1997. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Seller Inventory # 6453827
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Book Description Wellesley College Museum, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1881894088