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Author Hiller, Nancy R., author.

Title English Arts & Crafts furniture : projects & techniques for the modern maker / Nancy R. Hiller.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. Cincinnati, Ohio : Popular Woodworking Books, [2018]
©2018
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Description xiii, 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Summary "Arts & Crafts" has come to be a name for a style of decorative arts, but just try to pin it down. It's a huge challenge, because it encompasses such a broad variety of work. Early pieces, such as some of those by William Morris, draw from more ornate Victorian artifacts. Contrast these with the simpler, medieval-inspired work of Morris, the austere elegance of chairs and built-in cabinetry by Voysey, or furniture produced by the Barnsleys--never mind the clear Art Nouveau influences in much of Mackintosh's work. It quickly becomes clear just how broad this period in design history really is. English Arts & Crafts Furniture explores the Arts & Crafts movement with a unique perspective on furniture designs inspired by English Arts & Crafts designers. Through examination of details and techniques as well as projects, you'll learn what sets English Arts & Crafts apart and gain a deeper understanding of the overall Arts & Crafts movement and its influences. In this book you'll find: Insight into the history and culture surrounding the Arts & Crafts movement; An examination of influences that set English Arts & Crafts designers including William Morris, Charles Francis Annesley Voysey, Ernest Gimson, Ernest and Sidney Barnsley, and Charles Robert Ashbee apart from their American counterparts; 3 complete furniture projects that illustrate traits representative of English Arts & Crafts: a Voysey chair, a hayrake table designed by Ernest Gimson and a sideboard design from the Harris Lebus company, England's largest furniture maker at the time. Equal parts design survey and project book, English Arts & Crafts Furniture is a must-read for any serious fan of Arts & Crafts furniture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages134-135) and index.
Subject Arts and crafts movement -- England.
Furniture design.
Furniture making -- Technique.
Added Title English Arts and Crafts furniture
ISBN 9781440350825
1440350825
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