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Arts and Crafts Architecture by Peter Davey

Arts and Crafts Architecture


Arts and Crafts Architecture by Peter Davey

This major survey gives an incisively critical account of the lives, theories and work of the architects of the Arts and Crafts movement, which began in England and quickly influenced Europe and North America. It highlights the complex contradictions they tried to resolve in accommodating or rejecting the developments of the new machine age, and in meeting the cost of materials and craftsmanship, which forced them to work mainly for a wealthy elite class. This volume shows with enthusiasm and sophistication how the ideas of this fascinating movement influenced the California and Prairie Schools and Art Nouveau, and how it led ultimately to the development of neo-Georgianism and the growth of the machine-worshipping Modern movement after World War I.


The most useful - and inspiring - work on the subject. -Architectural Review A generous and widely researched history of the movement. Phaidon deserves all our thanks and admiration for their policy towards architectural publications -Building Design This book looks at the lives, theories and work of the architects of the movement. It captures an epoch in architecture that captivated many and in some ways paved the way for modern architecture. -Jury of the American Institute of Architects

About the Author

Peter Davey is an architect, historian and journalist, and is Editor of the Architectural Review.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th September 1997


Peter Davey

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Phaidon Press Ltd


256 pages


History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900



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