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Title:
Arts and crafts style and spirit : craftspeople of the revival
Author:
Ewald, Chase Reynolds, 1963-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Salt Lake City : Gibbs Smith, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiii, 146 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780879058944
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Equally at home in a classic bungalow surrounded by antiques or a loft apartment decorated with modern art, the creations of a dedicated contingent of furniture makers take center stage in today's Arts & Crafts decor. One-of-a-kind pieces in wood, metal, pottery, tile, glass, and textiles are testaments to the enduring influence of visionary designers such as Gustav Stickley, Greene & Greene, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Building on the grand simplicity and exceptional quality that were hallmarks of the original Arts & Crafts movement, talented furniture makers fuel the Arts & Crafts Revival, still gaining momentum after two decades of growth. Twenty contemporary artisans are profiled in Arts & Crafts Style and Spirit, and the works of many more are shown. Their meticulous craftsmanship is seen in wooden furniture; lamps and lighting fixtures of metal, mica, and art glass; handmade vases and one-of-a-kind tiles; linen table runners and pillows.


Author Notes

Chase Reynolds Ewald is the author of two books on traditional craft, Old Masters of the West and Old masters of New England, as well as nearly 100 articles for periodicals such as Southwest Art, Sunset, Outside, and Countryside. She lives with her family in northern California.


Excerpts

Excerpts

It is no accident that there has been a renewed appreciation for the simple lines and harmonious effect of the Arts & Crafts style a full century after the term was coined. Then, as now, there was an uneasy sensation that the world was hurtling into the future on fast-forward, that much was beyond our control. A hundred years ago that feeling was provoked by sweeping changes: the mass movement of society from farm to city, the stunningly rapid technological advances with manufacturing mechanization, and the advent of electricity, automobiles, and the telephone. The original Arts & Crafts movement as conceived in the 1870s and 1880s, hit its full stride from 1895 to 1920, and faded into the design annals of obscurity in the face of cataclysmic world events and chaning tastes. Excerpted from Arts and Crafts Style and Spirit: Craftspeople of the Revival by Chase Reynolds Ewald All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Arts & Crafts: Roots and Revival
Chapter 1 Furniture in the Home
Chapter 2 Metalwork
Chapter 3 Art Glass, Pottery, Tile
Chapter 4 Textiles
Arts & Crafts Directory
Directory and Sourcebook