International Arts and Crafts
Edited by Karen Livingstone and Linda Parry Victoria and Albert Museum/Harry N. Abrams, $75 The late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Arts and Crafts movement, considered the first truly modern movement, is often described as strictly British and American. Wrong! This oversize illustrated tome takes readers on a global tour from Britain and North America to Central Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and Japan, where Arts and Crafts enjoyed widespread influence. Expertly tracing the complexity of the movement through the decades and across continents, this handsome, scholarly book, which serves as an accompaniment to the blockbuster exhibition on view at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum through July 24, features previously unpublished objects and new photography from the private collections of such renowned designers as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gustav Stickley and Walter Crane. For the Arts and Crafts student, an extensive bibliography provides a wealth of sources for further reading, and an object list describes in detail every important jug, screen, chair and candlestick pictured in the pages.
vladimir kagan's fluid shapes are as fresh as ever. if you can't afford his famous chair & ottoman, at least buy the book. you'll have something to dream about!
I'm fascinated with modern architecture - like Chris said The New Modern House gets my wheels turning!!
By Jerryll Habegger and Joseph H. Osman W. W. Norton $89.95 Like the two previous editions, the latest Sourcebook of Modern Furniture by Jerryll Habegger and Joseph H. Osman is filled with all facets of technologically ... By Jerryll Habegger and Joseph H. Osman W. W. Norton $89.95 Like the two previous editions, the latest Sourcebook of Modern Furniture by Jerryll Habegger and Joseph H. Osman is filled with all facets of technologically innovative furniture from Gebrüder Thonet to Zaha Hadid. But this third edition offers the splendid and lively allure of color images. As the saying goes, third time’s a charm. Each of the 2,000 images is categorized by furniture type, year (in chronological order), model name or number, designer(s), manufacturer, materials and dimensions. With little text and relatively no historical information, this book is a great quick source for design professionals, furniture buyers and consumers looking for their favorite innovative and modern pieces to complete their home or office décor.