- ISBN 9780500287590
- 26.00 x 24.00 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- 300 Illustrations, 250 in colour
- First published 2008
‘Broad and magnificently illustrated … an invaluable source of pictorial and biographical reference’ – The World of Interiors
‘Essential reading for admirers of the style ... a real visual treasure’ – Homes & Interiors
Now in paperback!
Illustrated with 300 meticulously researched images, this is a rich, invaluable general survey of The Arts and Crafts Movement and an important work of reference for the collector.
The origins of the movement are identified and the inspiration of its founder William Morris – craftsman, poet and social reformer – are celebrated. The achievements of such key exponents as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright and Gustav Stickley are covered in detail and information provided on the characteristics of each designer’s contribution. There are comprehensive chapters on all aspects of Arts and Crafts style, including architecture, interiors, furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, metalwork, printing and gardens.
The ideals of the Movement continue to have relevance for the modern-day home owner. The Arts and Crafts Companion will assist the quest for authenticity in decoration and will encourage the appreciation and application of William Morris’s dictum to ‘have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or do not believe to be beautiful.’
Pamela Todd has written many books including The Impressionists at Home and The Impressionists at Leisure, also published by Thames & Hudson.