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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Books such as these make reviewing a true pleasure. The book by Cathers (Stickley Style), a lavish, comprehensive monograph on the life and, in particular, the work of an originator of the Arts ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Kevin Rodel, one of the foremost makers of hand-crafted craftsman furniture, has been making custom furniture in Maine since 1978. He and his wife, Susan Mack, have been operating their own custom furniture business, Mack and Rodel since 1986. Their work has been featured in woodworking magazines and books on Craftsman interiors. Kevin Rodel has contributed articles on craftsman style and techniques to Fine Woodworking and Home Furniture

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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