The Arts & Crafts Movement in Europe & America

The Arts & Crafts Movement in Europe & America

Design for the Modern World 1880-1920

(in association with The Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
  1. Edited by Wendy Kaplan
  2. With contributions by Alan Crawford
  • ISBN 9780500238158
  • 26.00 x 22.90 cm
  • Hardback
  • 328pp
  • 314 Illustrations, 256 in colour
  • First published 2004
‘An excellent and attractive introduction … outstanding illustrations’ – Hortus

This is a visually stunning, definitive survey with objects – furniture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles and works on paper – from all over Europe, Scandinavia and the United States.

At the turn of the last century, the Arts and Crafts movement transformed not only how objects looked but also how people looked at objects. It provided a framework for essential issues that are still debated today: the conflict between standardization and individuality, the question of whether a one-of-a-kind handcrafted object is superior to a mass-produced one, and the problem of defining what kind of design most benefits society.

The book features masterworks by the best-known designers of the period, such as William Morris, M. H. Baillie Scott, Henry Van de Velde, Peter Behrens, Josef Hoffmann, Eliel Saarinen, Greene and Greene, and Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as lesser-known examples that have never been displayed together before.