The secular furniture of E.W. Godwin :with catalogue raisonné /Susan Weber Soros.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-271200

Description

299 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm., "Victorian architect designer E.W. Godwin (1833-86), tying himself neither morally nor aesthetically to a single style, approached design with what he called "judicious eclecticism." Seeking to design furniture appropriate to the needs of modern living, he grappled with the problems of affordability, utility, and function and experimented with modular and fitted furniture decades before it became popular in the mid-twentieth century. This book is the first comprehensive study of Godwin's furniture designs. Taking the form of a catalogue raisonne, the book documents and reproduces all known examples of his secular furniture and related furniture designs."--Jacket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Catalogue raisonné.

Originator

Soros, Susan Weber.
Godwin, E. W. (Edward William), 1833-1886.

Publication

New Haven, Conn. : Published for the Bard Graduate Center by Yale University Press

Description

299 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
"Victorian architect designer E.W. Godwin (1833-86), tying himself neither morally nor aesthetically to a single style, approached design with what he called "judicious eclecticism." Seeking to design furniture appropriate to the needs of modern living, he grappled with the problems of affordability, utility, and function and experimented with modular and fitted furniture decades before it became popular in the mid-twentieth century. This book is the first comprehensive study of Godwin's furniture designs. Taking the form of a catalogue raisonne, the book documents and reproduces all known examples of his secular furniture and related furniture designs."--Jacket.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-292) and index.

ISBN

0300081596 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780300081596 (cloth : alk. paper)

Call Number

Coll. NA997.G6 A4 1999a

Other People and Orgs

Godwin, E. W. (Edward William), 1833-1886

Material Type

Catalogues raisonnés.