The craftsman and the critic :defining usefulness and beauty in arts and crafts-era Boston /Beverly K. Brandt.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-259787

Description

xxx, 391 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Arts and crafts movement History 19th century.
Decorative arts History 19th century.
Arts and crafts movement.

Originator

Brandt, Beverly Kay.

Contents

Introduction: In quest of usefulness and beauty: the evolution of the discipline of design criticism in the nineteenth century -- Boston in the Gilded Age: embracing design criticism and the reform movement -- By word, deed, or example: promoting design reform in Boston -- Adviser, promoter, tormentor, and midwife: the multiple roles of Boston's design critics -- Models and methodologies: guidelines for achieving "good design" -- The Boston diaspora: promoting Boston's standards of usefulness and beauty nationwide -- Afterword -- Epilogue: Usefulness and beauty in the new millennium: the legacy of the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston -- Appendixes: A. Members of the SACB jury, 1900-1917 ; B. Survey of the SACB membership by craft category, 1916 ; C. List of books in the SACB library, compiled 1917-1918 ; D. Works commended by the SACB jury as listed in the Annual reports, 1913-1918 ; E. Architect members of the SACB, 1897-1917.

Publication

Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press

Description

xxx, 391 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-379) and index.

ISBN

9781558496774 (alk. paper)
1558496777 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks NK1141.B73 2009 c. 1
Stacks NK1141.B73 2009 c. 2

Places

Massachusetts Boston
Boston