International Arts and Crafts
Livingstone, Karen and Linda Parry (editors)
Price: 18.00 USD
London: V&A Publications, 2005. Black illus. wraps with green lettering; 367 pp., 320 color plates, 40 BW illus. Issued in conjunction with several 2005-2006 exhibitions of items from the Arts and Crafts movement. "Reveals not only the importance of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain to parallel developments around the world [America, Europe, Japan], but also the empathy which resonated across a diverse range of countries and cultures in the quest to find a way of living with tradition while responsibly embracing the future. It was a movement born of ideals, many of which still hold true and travel well today." (director's foreword) With 27 illustrated essays, organized by geography and genre. Published to coincide with the exhibitions at the V&A, London; Indianapolis Museum of Art; and the Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, between March 2005 and June 2006. Covers primarily arts and crafts in Britain/Europe but also has sections on America and Japan. VG.