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Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago

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The Arts and Crafts movement in architecture, interior design, and decorative arts reached its peak between 1880 and 1910 in Britain and North America. The movements emphasis on aesthetic quality and a high level of craftsmanship, promoted as an antidote to the ubiquity and uninspired appearance of machine-produced products, remains much admired today. Arts and Crafts enjoyed special resonance in Chicago, the home of Jane Addamss Hull House, where immigrants and women received training in handicraft skills not only to beautify domestic life but also to provide them with viable, honorable work.

 

Apostles of Beauty presents outstanding examples by the movements British originators, such as William Morris and Charles Robert Ashbee, as well as its greatest American practitioners, such as Gustav Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright. The volume highlights a wide range of objects, including ceramics, furniture, metalwork, paintings, photographs, and textiles. It focuses on Chicagos absorption and interpretation of the movement, featuring works from the Art Institute, the University of Chicago, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Crab Tree Farm, and private collections. Contributors to the book explore the complex influences of the Arts and Crafts style and provide a thematic history of the movement, including a section on design and collecting in Chicago.

About the Author

Judith A. Barter is the Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art; Sarah E. Kelly is the Henry and Gilda Buchbinder Family Associate Curator of American Art ; Ellen E. Roberts is Assistant Curator of American Art; Brandon K. Ruud is Assistant Research Curator of American Art; and Monica Obniski is a Research and Exhibition Assistant in the Department of American Art, all at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300141139
Author:
Barter, Judith A. (edt)
Publisher:
Art Institute of Chicago
Essay by:
Kelly, Sarah E.
Essay by:
Roberts, Ellen E.
Essay:
Roberts, Ellen E.
Essay:
Kelly, Sarah E.
Editor:
Barter, Judith A.
Contribution:
Kelly, Sarah E.
Contribution:
Ruud, Brandon K.
Author:
Barter, Judith A.
Author:
Obniski, Monica
Author:
Roberts, Ellen E.
Author:
Oehler, Sarah Kelly
Author:
Kelly, Sarah E.
Author:
Ruud, Brandon K.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
196 color illus.
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 3.25 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Crafts Collections and Exhibitions
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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