The Arts & Crafts Companion
By (author) Pamela Todd
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Arts & Crafts Companion by Pamela Todd
Book DescriptionA movement dedicated to the revival of traditional craftsmanship, Arts and Crafts was enthusiastically embraced by all those who had become disenchanted with shoddy mass-production at the turn of the 20th century. This comprehensive history of Arts and Crafts traces both the origins of the movement and examines the personalities behind it. Fields addressed include architecture, glass and lighting, ceramics, gardens, and furniture, and detailed studies of specific Arts and Crafts pieces are presented alongside more than 300 meticulously researched images. The achievements of such key exponents as the movement's founder, William Morris, as well as other noted contributors--among them Gustav Stickley, Edwin Lutyens, and Frank Lloyd Wright--are considered in detail, and information is provided on the distinguishing characteristics of each designer's contribution. This is a rich and invaluable survey, perfect for the collector, the student, or the admirer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780955304675
(257mm x 241mm x 28mm)
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Pamela Todd
William Morris, Paperback (February 2012)
Celebrates William Morris' genius, presenting a overview of his life and career, while setting out his guiding principles so that a modern audience can recreate the Arts and Crafts style in their own homes.
Arts and Crafts Companion, Paperback (September 2008)
Reviews Arts and Crafts movement's background, history, personalities and glorious products. This book identifies the origins of the movement. It also celebrates the inspiration of its founder, William Morris, craftsman, poet and social reformer.
Impressionists at Leisure, Hardback (October 2007)» View all books by Pamela Todd
Follows the fascinating characters around the Impressionists' daily lives in Paris or to their frequent escapes to the countryside or the sea. This book explores their passions and relationships and also the society they lived in and how they interacted with that society.
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Author Biography - Pamela Todd
Pamela Todd is the author of a dozen books on art, including "The Impressionists at Home," "The Impressionists at Leisure," "Pre-Raphaelites at Home," and "William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Home."
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