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Arts and Crafts Rugs for Craftsman Interiors: The Crab Tree Farm Collectionby Linda Parry
Synopses & Reviews
He designed simple, well-made household furnishings and -forward-looking interiors, which he promoted through his magazine, (1901-1916). The rugs used in his interiors are arguably the most under-studied of all the decorative arts of the Arts and Crafts movement. considers both the rugs that recommended and designs by artists who influenced the work and philosophy of Stickley. Among the rugs discussed are works by British Arts and Crafts luminaries William Morris and Gavin Morton, druggets imported from India, Navajo blankets and rugs, and rare Crex and AbnÃ¡kee examples. This essential publication illustrates the use of rugs in Craftsman settings and provides detailed descriptions and color photographs of more than sixty rugs drawn from the collection of Crab Tree Farm.
Book News Annotation:
Focusing on an under-studied element of the Arts and Crafts Movement, this book presents contributed essays and 125 thoroughly captioned color and b&w illustrations featuring rugs drawn primarily from the collection of Crab Tree Farm, which is located in Lake Bluff, Illinois. The five farm buildings were designed by architect Solon Spencer Beman in 1911, and today house collections of furniture and decorative arts of the Movement. The first essay discusses Gustav Stickley and his magazine The Craftsman, which he published from 1901 to 1916. Following are essays on the rugs and of C.F.A. Voysey; Donegal and Dun Emer rugs of Ireland; rag rugs; Scotch rugs; Druggets of India; Navajo, Crex grass, and Abnákee rugs. The two primary authors, Linda Parry and David Cathers, are joined by three others: Diane Boucher, Ann Lane Hedlund, and Dru Muskovin. All have extensive writing, curating, and textile experience. Annotation Â©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Gustav Stickley is revered not only as a furniture maker but also as a leading proponent for the American Arts and Crafts movement.
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