Authentic Designs from the American Arts and Crafts Movement
By Carol Belanger Grafton
The late 19th and early 20th centuries’ aesthetic accomplishments of the American Arts and Crafts movement, which dominated decorative arts, have become an increasingly popular subject of study and source of inspiration for contemporary artists and designers. Over 400 copyright-free designs by 80 artists are featured in this lovely book. Their attractive and beautifully finished works clearly represent the ideals and sensibilities of the Arts and Crafts movement.
The designs were taken directly from rare issues of Keramic Studio, an era periodical that served as a major forum and showcase for America’s Arts and Crafts movement. Although most of these designs were intended for use in pottery, a popular medium among artists and craftspeople at the turn of the century, they are all easily adaptable to a variety of arts and crafts projects.
These elegant, copyright-free designs are perfect for graphic designers and commercial artists to use in various projects. Potters, weavers, and other artists and craftspeople will find fresh inspiration in their sensuous elegance for their own creative endeavours.
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