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Arts and Crafts Architecture

by Peter Davey

Arts and Crafts Architecture Synopsis

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.

Arts and Crafts Architecture Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780714837116
Publication date: 11th September 1997
Author: Peter Davey
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Architecture, History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900,

About Peter Davey

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

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