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Treasures of the American Arts and Crafts Movement 1890 - 1920

Volpe, Tod M. And Cathers, Beth

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ISBN 10: 0810916959 / ISBN 13: 9780810916951
Published by Harry Abrams, New York, 1988
Condition: As New Hardcover
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206 pages includes index / large volume with many pictures; Bookseller Inventory # N4724

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Title: Treasures of the American Arts and Crafts ...

Publisher: Harry Abrams, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition

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Based on the ideals of William Morris and his circle, the Arts and Crafts Movement flourished vigorously when transplanted to American soil at the turn of the century. With Gustave Stickley as its moving spirit, the movement eventually included such notable designers, architects and firms as Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Adelaide Alsop Robineau, Greene and Greene, the Rookwood Pottery, Elbert Hubbard's Roycroft Shops and Louis Sullivan. Together they forged a new, forward-looking aesthetic that was much more than a particular style: not only was it a philosophy of life, promoting physical and moral well-being, but it also fostered the beginnings of twentieth-century design. Compiled by connoisseurs of Arts and Crafts, and with a text by Alastair Duncan, this book is both the most comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the movement available and a sumptuous photographic collection of Arts and Crafts masterpieces. Pictured here in more than 130 colour images are stained glass, furniture, silver and metalwork, ceramics, textiles, lighting and more, all specially photographed for this volume. The principles of Arts and Crafts are no less cogent today than they were a hundred years ago, and all those seeking to create a meaningful home environment will find here an eloquent exposition of ideas and an indispensable variety of forms.

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Tod M. Volpe and Beth Cathers have been collectors, dealers and scholars in the field of Arts and Crafts for many years, and Alastair Duncan is well known for his various books on aspects of Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

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