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by David Rago

Contributors to this book discuss Architecture, Glass, Ceramics, Metalwork, Textiles, and Graphic Arts.
Download The Arts and Crafts Movement epub
ISBN: 0760742227
ISBN13: 978-0760742228
Category: Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: David Rago
Language: English
Publisher: Barnes and Noble; 1st edition (2003)
ePUB size: 1137 kb
FB2 size: 1823 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 155
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While this book is attractive and has very nice photographs, there are several serious and blatant inaccuracies. On page 28, the author says that Morris' four poster bed at Kelmscott was "designed by Morris with mottoes at the top." The bed was, in fact, owned by the Turner family who were previous owners of Kelmscott Manor, and the bed pre-dates Morris by over 100 years according to the Society of Antiquaries of London. It is not a Morris design. The author also states that it has "mottoes on the top panel." This is also false. Morris' daughter, May, designed and made the pelmet with a poem that Morris wrote about Kelmscott, "The wind's on the wold and the night is a-cold, And Thames runs chill twixt mead and hill. But kind and dear is the old house here. And my heart is warm midst winter's harm."
On page 30, the author states that Rossetti designed Sussex style chairs for Red House. This is not accurate. The Sussex chairs were designed in 1865 after Morris left Red House. I hope that corrections are made in future editions.
A nice big book full of coloured plates of the highest quality and the safe hands of Rago guiding the text. Not the usual obsession with US products, both the UK and europe are adequately represented here.
Sources and designers are all fully credited and the examples shown give a broad base warranting further research.
A quality work, not the most thorough coverage but a nice book as a primer for those interested in artefacts of the period.