Essential Arts and Crafts
Author: Karen Livingstone
Publisher/Date: UK: V&A Publications (c. 2005) First Edition
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 96 pages, index. 8 x 8 1/2 inches. Profusely illustrated in color.
Description: One of the most far-reaching and influential design movements of modern times, Arts and Crafts was a humane reaction to the overwhelming influence of industrialization. Designers were inspired by the hope for social and industrial reform, the revival of handicrafts, and the desire for a simple, creative life.
This book highlights the key characteristics of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain, Europe, America and Japan and shows how its ideas were disseminated around the world. It showcases the best of the furniture, jewellery, silver and textiles from different continents, and puts these in the context of the architecture and interiors of the time.
Beautifully illustrated with color and black and white photos of works by Gustav Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Greene and Greene, and many other designers.