Love, Marriage and the Arts and Crafts Movement
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Janet Ashbee by Alan Crawford
Book DescriptionC.R. Ashbee was, some would say, the key man in the British Arts and Crafts movement during the early decades of the 20th century. Regarded as heir to William Morris in political belief and design reform, Ashbee (and his Guild of Handicraft) gained international fame in his own time and remains a legend today. While much has been written about him, little has been said of his wife. Now Felicity Ashbee breaks the silence in a book about her mother. The book depicts Janet Ashbee as a gifted woman of emotional warmth, strength and unconventionality, all of which enhanced her husband's work. An accomplished writer and thinker in her own right, Janet Ashbee's life revolved around great historic issues that still resonate to this day: the socially conscious Arts and Crafts movement, the role of women in contemporary affairs, and embattled ethnic relationships in the Middle East - not to mention marriage and sexual orientation, predicated upon her husband's vibrant and well-known homosexuality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815607311
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alan Crawford
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Angela Merkel was already unique when she became German chancellor: the first female leader of Europe's biggest economy, the first from former communist East Germany and the first born after World War II.
C.R. Ashbee, Paperback (April 2005)
This comprehensive biography of an energetic, many-sided man is elegantly written and handsomely illustrated. It is a unique contribution to art and cultural history.
Arts and Crafts Movement in Europe and America, Hardback (December 2004)» View all books by Alan Crawford
At the end of the 19th century, these Arts and Crafts ideals were appropriated and adapted by the young avant-garde throughout Europe and the United States.
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