Craftsman Styleby Robert Winter, Alexander Vertikoff
The Arts and Crafts movement arose in England in the late nineteenth century as an impassioned cry against the presumed evils of the Industrial Revolution. Proponents such as William Morris urged an outright revolt against mass-produced, shoddy goods and a return to the honest handcraftsmanship of earlier ages. His key American disciple, a furniture maker named Gustav Stickley, spread these ideals across the country through his magazine, The Craftsman (1901-16). This influential publication lent its name to the American movement. As Robert Winter notes in Craftsman Style, the style here was more rugged -- more craftsmanlike -- than its British counterparts, perfectly in keeping with the nation's lingering frontier ethos.
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After months of searching for a book that captured the Craftsman period to my liking, I had just about given up until I happened to come across this copy at my local B&N. The photos are fabulous, and it describes the general summary of the period. I loved that the book included the Craftsman District of Pasadena, and the Grand California hotel in Downtown Disney- both superb examples of the Arts and Crafts period. Now, if I can only find a book that captures Victorian architecture as well, I'd be set!