Victorian and Edwardian Furniture and Interiors: From the Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau

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An essential reference for collectors, dealers, scholars, and interior designers.

The furniture designs of William Morris, C. R. Ashbee, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh are even more popular and influential today than in their own lifetimes. Other major nineteenth-century figures, such as William Burges and Christopher Dresser, who were once regarded as eccentric outsiders, ...
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Overview

An essential reference for collectors, dealers, scholars, and interior designers.

The furniture designs of William Morris, C. R. Ashbee, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh are even more popular and influential today than in their own lifetimes. Other major nineteenth-century figures, such as William Burges and Christopher Dresser, who were once regarded as eccentric outsiders, are accepted now as great designers, and their work is avidly collected.

Jeremy Cooper's survey of this rich and rewarding chapter in the history of the decorative arts contains an astonishing range of photographs and drawings: nearly seven hundred illustrations, many of them in color, offer a uniquely comprehensive coverage of nineteenth-century furniture, from the Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau. Every major designer is represented, and the choice of pictures includes a wealth of little-known furniture from private collections. Rare contemporary photographs of Victorian and Edwardian interiors show how the furniture formed part of complete decorative ensembles.

Jeremy Cooper, a well-known dealer and an expert in this field, has written extensive commentaries on the illustrations as well as a text that provides the essential background. 683 illustrations, 74 in color.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500280225
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 5/14/2007
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 982,828
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     7
A Matter of Style     9
Artists at home
The taste for the exotic
The Renaissance style Early Victorian revivals
New materials
A.W.N. Pugin     35
From Regency to Reformed Gothic
Pugin furniture Pugin interiors
Pugin plagiarists
William Burges     55
Burges interiors
Burges furniture
Burges at home Burges's assistants
Geometric Gothic     77
The 'Muscular Goths'
John Pollard Seddon
Alfred Waterhouse 'Hints on Household Taste'
Bruce Talbert
Charles Bevan Commercial design
From 'Nankin' to Bedford Park     115
Jeckyll and Whistler
Early Godwin furniture Later Godwin furniture
Christopher Dresser Richard Norman Shaw
Collinson & Lock
Aesthetic variety Cottier and Edis
Morris and Company     153
Early 'Morris' furniture
The 'Rossetti' chair
Morris & Co. Philip Webb
Stained glass, textiles and tiles Later Morris & Co. furniture
Stanmore Hall
The Arts and Crafts Movement     179
The Century Guild
C.R. Ashbee and the Guild of Handicraft W.R. Lethaby and Kenton & Co.
Ernest Gimson Cotswold craftsmen
C.F.A. Voysey Walter Cave, Edwin Lutyens and Frank Brangwyn
The 'New Art'     211
Mackintosh interiors
Scottish furniture
George Walton English 'New Art' furniture
Omega and others
Heal's and Liberty's     235
Early Ambrose Heal furniture
Pre-War Heal's Liberty's
Outside designers at Liberty's
Gazetteer ofpublic collections of Victorian and Edwardian furniture     247
Bibliography     248
Notes on the text     249
Location of illustrated furniture and drawings     252
Acknowledgments for photographs     253
Index     254
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