Arts & Crafts Furniture: From Classic to Contemporary

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Taunton Press, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 234 pages
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Arts and Crafts is more than a style of architecture. It is an enduring furniture style that honors the tradition of fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. This book takes a fresh look at the history and influences that resulted in beautiful, functional pieces designed to enhance the interiors of classic Arts & Crafts homes. From William Morris and the roots of the movement, through Gustav Stickley, the Prairie School, and including contemporary pieces, this book celebrates the classic furniture--and the master craftsmen who made it.- Nearly 500 color photos illustrate examples of the Arts & Crafts style.- A comprehensive look at the design and construction of furniture from classic to modern.- Features an extensive list of Arts & Crafts resources and full bibliography.
 

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Contents

Furniture of the Arts and Crafts Movement
5
Hallmarks of the Arts and Crafts Style II
11
The Roots of Arts and Crafts
18
The Art of Morris Co
26
The Cotswold Legacy
40
English Architects and Designers
47
Englands Professional Caste
56
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style
62
Joseph McHughs Mission Furniture
134
The Prairie School
143
George Mann Niedecken Interior Architect
149
Rose Valleys Suburban Gothic
172
Utopian Furniture
178
American innovators
187
The Interiors of Greene and Greene
194
Innovators in the States
200

The Glasgow Styles Other Contributors
69
Continental Europe
83
Ernst Ludwigs Legacy
89
Origins of the Style
96
Stickleys Impact
101
The Revival of Arts and Crafts Furniture
207
Selected Bibliography
226
Index
233
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Jonathan Binzen is a writer and photographer specializing in furniture and architecture. He's a former senior editor at Fine Woodworking magazine and has written for This Old House and American Craft.

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