The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest

The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest

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This magnificent compendium is the first comprehensive exploration of the Arts and Crafts legacy in the Pacific Northwest. It traces the movement from its nineteenth-century English beginnings to its flowering in Washington and Oregon through the 1920s and beyond, weaving into a tale of idealism and devotion everything from iconic masterpieces to recent discoveries.

You will meet the architects, artists, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, and smaller communities throughout the region in their own words in journal entries, letters, articles, and promotional materials of the period. Included are public and private architecture, furniture, pottery and tile, metalwork, lighting, leaded and stained glass, jewelry, textiles, basketry and the influence of Native American arts, painting and printmaking, photography, graphic arts, and book design.

The ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement—a celebration of craftsmanship and the creative process; an appreciation of sound construction, pleasing proportion, grace, and simplicity; and a comfortable rusticity that sees beauty in nature and honors indigenous materials—found fertile ground in Washington and Oregon. The inspired handiwork of anonymous amateurs and significant regional artists alike yielded a remarkable variety of progressive architect-designed residences, bungalows for everyone, and all manner of artistic and practical furnishings and accessories.

Beautifully illustrated with nearly 400 photographs and period graphics, including rare images published here for the first time, this groundbreaking volume is an authoritative reference, a provocative story, and an irresistible treasure trove for Arts and Crafts collectors and enthusiasts everywhere.

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Crater Lake Lodge and Paradise Inn are pictured as representative of the Arts and Crafts movement in the Pacific Northwest (though the absence of Timberline Lodge is curious). In what is presented as the first comprehensive exploration of the design movement's legacy in this region, Kreisman (architectural historian/preservation advocate) and Mason (museum and historical society consultant) trace its roots and impact in Oregon and Washington in the early 20th century. With the complement of ample period images, they discuss the influence of its hand craftsmanship "simple life" ethic on architecture, interior design, arts, crafts, and recent home building and restoration trends. The bibliography includes exhibition and product catalogs, trade journals, and manuscript collections as well as books and articles. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780881928495
Branch Call Number: 709.79509 K876a 2007
Characteristics: 398 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Mason, Glenn (Glenn W.), 1944-

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