The Arts and Crafts House
Designs for Living
Mitchell Beazley (2005), 192pp.
The Arts and Crafts movement included some of the greatest names in 19th- and 20th-century design.
Morris, Mackintosh, Lutyens and Wright were all drawn to its central premise: that design in an industrial age was ugly, mechanistic and dehumanising, and that honest construction, individual craftsmanship and a respect for the past showed the way forward.
The thirty-five buildings and interiors included in The Arts and Crafts House demonstrate this passionate integrity. Examples from Britain, the USA and northern Europe offer an insight into the personalities and lives of Arts and Crafts architects and their clients, while at the same time providing a comprehensive analysis of the movement.