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Physical description; 216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm. Notes; Includes index. Bibliography: p. 208-211. Summary; This volume surveys the highly influential Arts and Crafts design movement--which embraced architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, textiles and books--in Britain, America and Europe. Although the styles adopted by the movement were diverse, its leading architects, artists and craft-designers, including William Morris, Frank Lloyd Wright, Josef Hoffman and Eliel Saarinen, were united in promoting the moral superiority of "honest" design and natural materials in an industrial age. 167 illus., 31 in color. Subjects; Arts and crafts movement. Decorative arts & crafts. ART / Folk & Outsider Art. ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945). Design, Decorative.
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United in promoting the superiority of 'honest' design and natural materials in an industrial age, the Arts and Crafts movement included architects, artists and designers as stylistically and geographically diverse as William Morris, Frank Lloyd Wright, Josef Hoffmann and Eliel Saarinen, and exerted a wide international influence which is today more relevant than ever.Review:
'Expertly researched and lucidly written, it stimulates the mind with every page' - The Scotsman 'Wonderfully well-illustrated' - The Observer
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