•A detailed look at how America's Arts and Crafts movement impacted the furniture design. Arts and Crafts Furniture features many of the most important furniture makers from the Arts and Crafts era in America, including Charles Rohlfs, Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Workshops, Elbert Hubbard's Roycrofters, the Byrdcliffe colony, the Stickley Brothers, and Greene & Greene. These early twentieth-century makers and designers believed that traditional, high-quality craftsmanship was essential in a time of steadily growing industrialization in America. Color photographs featuring two hundred objects selected from the Two Red Roses Foundation's extensive collection, are presented alongside archival photographs and examinations of their design and fabrication. A special appendix highlights the designers and craftsmen who appear in the book, alongside the history of their firms and working practices.
David Cathers is an independent scholar and the author of several books and essays on the American arts and crafts movement. Susan J. Montgomery is an independent decorative arts scholar and the author of numerous books and articles on pottery and tiles.