Arts and Crafts Architecture


ISBN: 9780714828749
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Peter Davey
Format: hardback
Year published: 1995
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 256
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout

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For about three decades at the turn of the century, Arts and Crafts architecture and the theories behind it caught the attention of the Western world as the Gothic revival was set on a new and vigorous course by the ideas of Pugin, Ruskin and Morris. Looking back to an idealised medieval world in which the artist was also a craftsman, they opposed the inhumanity of the Industrial Revolution and showed the way to a new future in which the Gothic spirit could serve people’s needs. A whole generation of architects, artists and craftsmen was inspired by their ideals of truth to tradition, to materials and to function to create an architecture of freedom and originality. Fine copy in clean dust jacket


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