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Title:
The beautiful necessity : decorating with arts and crafts
Author:
Smith, Bruce, 1950-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Salt Lake City : Gibbs Smith, publisher, [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
159 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780879057787

9780879056995
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Though the functional beauty of the Arts and Crafts movement has long been a part of American culture, it is now revitalized by simplicity seekers trying to counteract the fast pace of contemporary living. The elegant simplicity of Craftsman ideals is time defying, as the rooms and furnishings of The Beautiful Necessity: Decorting With Arts and Crafts will reveal. From the traditional--Greene and Greene, Gustav Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright, and others--to the contemporary--Berkely Mills, Warren Hiles, East/West Furniture Design, and more--the Arts and Crafts movement is represented. All 140 exquisite photographs demonstrate how the Craftsman style has brought stunning warmth yet utilitarian ease to homes past and present.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Home space. It is the space where people dance, sit, read, sleep, share meals with family and friends, laugh, feel secure, face the world. The idea of space changed drastically with houses built under the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement. Interior opened up, floor plans become more asymmetrical, the uses of space became more flexible, small spaces assumed new meanings, life within the house flowed more freely, and there was a strong bonding made between space withing the home and with the natural world outside. Excerpted from The Beautiful Necessity: Decorating with Arts and Crafts by Bruce Smith 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

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introdution
Chapter 1 Space
Chapter 2 The East Coast
Chapter 3 Surface
Chapter 4 Light
Chapter 5 The Midwest
Chapter 6 Function
Chapter 7 The Machine and the Amateur
Chapter 8 Community
Chapter 9 The West
Chapter 10 Allusions
Resource List
Photo Credits