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ARTS & CRAFTS ARCHITECTURE: HISTORY AND HERITAGE IN NEW ENGLAND. Maureen Meister. University Press of New England, Lebanon, 2014. 318 pp. with 143 ills. (23 col.). 26 x 19 cm. LC 2014-13798 ISBN 9781611686623 In English.
Publisher's description: This book offers the first full-scale examination of the architecture associated with the Arts and Crafts movement that spread throughout New England at the turn of the twentieth century. Although interest in the Arts and Crafts movement has grown since the 1970s, the literature on New England has focused on craft production. Meister traces the history of the movement from its origins in mid-nineteenth-century England to its arrival in the United States and describes how Boston architects including H. H. Richardson embraced its tenets in the 1870s and 1880s. She then turns to the next generation of designers, examining buildings by twelve of the region's most prominent architects, eleven men and a woman, who assumed leadership roles in the Society of Arts and Crafts, founded in Boston in 1897. Among them are Ralph Adams Cram, Lois Lilley Howe, Charles Maginnis, and H. Langford Warren. They promoted designs based on historical precedent and the region's heritage while encouraging well-executed ornament. Meister also discusses revered cultural personalities who influenced the architects, notably Ralph Waldo Emerson and art historian Charles Eliot Norton, as well as contemporaries who shared their concerns, such as Louis Brandeis.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Architecture — Arts and Crafts
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 162112
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