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The English Arts & Crafts Movement Book of Postcards
The English Arts & Crafts Movement Book of Postcards
The English Arts & Crafts Movement Book of Postcards
The English Arts & Crafts Movement Book of Postcards
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The English Arts & Crafts Movement Book of Postcards

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Thirty color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection

Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.

Published with the RIBA British Architectural Library

ISBN 9780764946837
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The English Arts & Crafts Movement Book of Postcards
The first stirrings of the Arts and Crafts movement appeared in the mid-nineteenth century, when John Ruskin, prominent art and social critic, began writing essays assailing the increasing industrialization of the day. His essays embraced the connection between art and nature, influencing design and craft for decades. Philip Speakman Webb was an early proponent of the philosophy; the house he designed with and built for his friend William Morris in 1859 is considered a splendid example of early Arts and Crafts style. Morris, himself one of the progenitors of the movement, believed art and craft could change people’s lives, and he strived to create finely crafted utilitarian objects that were beautiful as well as functional.

Beyond furniture and other household objects, the movement had a profound effect on the architecture of the day. Inspired by Ruskin and Morris, a group of London-based architects formed the Art Workers’ Guild in 1884, bringing architects, artists, designers, and craftsmen together with the goal of blurring the lines between fine and applied art. Arts and Crafts houses—in sharp contrast to the architectural styles of much of the nineteenth century—tended to simplicity, horizontal outlines, and the use of brick, stone, roughcast, and other natural materials. Practitioners went beyond mere structural design, believing that the architect should be responsible for everything associated with the building, including furniture, fixtures, and floor and wall coverings. Although few architects and designers represented here are household names today, they are responsible for a large number of the characteristic Arts and Crafts houses and cottages—including interior design and fixtures—built for both country and town during the movement’s heyday.

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  1. Philip Speakman Webb (English, 1831–1915), Preliminary drawing of a lion, for a tapestry entitled The Forest, designed in collaboration with William Morris, for Alexander Ionides, 1887
  2. Ernest Newton (English, 1856–1922), Design for Fouracre, West Green, Hampshire, 1902, Perspective by Thomas Hamilton Crawford (Scottish, b. 1860)
  3. Gerald Callcott Horsley (English, 1862–1917), Design for the Links, Hythe, 1914
  4. Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (English, 1869–1944), Design for the Gardener’s Cottage, Munstead Wood, Godalming, Surrey, 1893
  5. Henry Wilson (English, 1864–1934), Design for the staircase of the chapel-library wing, Welbeck Abbey, 1896
  6. Ernest George Theakston (English, 1877–1943), Detail of the entrance elevation for a small country house, 1899
  7. Halsey Ralph Ricardo (English, 1854–1928), Design for central hall at 8 Addison Road, Kensington, London, 1907
  8. Charles Edward Mallows (English, 1864–1915), Design for Tirley Garth, Willington, Tarporley, Cheshire, 1910
  9. William Flockhart (Scottish, 1854–1913), Design for a house near Cambridge, 1908, Perspective by Oliver Hill (English, 1887–1968)
  10. C. F. A. Voysey (English, 1857–1941), Use and Beauty, c. 1915–1918, Poster design for Central Liquor Control Board, to decorate a pub or canteen
  11. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis (English, 1883–1978), Design for a laborer’s cottage, Burton Court, Eardisland, 1908
  12. Arthur Beresford Pite (English, 1861–1934), Design for a wallpaper or textile showing lilies, c. 1890
  13. Edgar Wood (English, 1860–1935), Design for the dining room of Birkby Lodge, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, 1901
  14. George Walton (Scottish, 1867–1933), Design for the Leys, Barnet Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire, 1901
  15. Richard Barry Parker (English, 1867–1947) and Sir Raymond Unwin (English, 1863–1940), Perspective by Richard Barry Parker, Sketch of the living room of Hilltop, Caterham, Surrey, c. 1909
  16. Sir Edward Brantwood Maufe (English, 1882–1974), Design for Kelling Hall, Norfolk, 1912
  17. Richard Barry Parker (English, 1867–1947), Design for a house and garden, Letchworth, c.1906
  18. C. F. A. Voysey (English, 1857–1941), Untitled [Cornflowers, wheat sheaves, and crows], c. 1920
  19. Thomas Arthur Darcy Braddell (English, 1884–1970), Design for Craft Cottage, Paston, Norfolk, for Miss Alice Durrell: elevation and plan, c. 1912
  20. Hubert Victor Cowley Curtis (English, 1892–1978), Design for a house in the country, 1910
  21. W. R. Davidson (Scottish, fl. 1905), Entrance lodge, Tregunter, Breconshire: perspective view, 1905
  22. Tanner and Clarke (Architectural partnership, 1909–1912), Design for a cottage for Spotted Cow Farm, Buxted, Sussex, for Percy E. Clarke Esq.: perspective and plan, c. 1911
  23. Halsey Ralph Ricardo (English, 1854–1928), Designs for cast-iron fireplaces for Messrs. Longden and Company, 1899
  24. George Aitchison (English, 1825–1910), 1 Grosvenor Crescent, Belgravia, London: design for the staircase well, c. 1887
  25. C. F. A. Voysey (English, 1857–1941), The House That Jack Built, 1929, Design for nursery chintz
  26. Henry Wilson (English, 1864–1934), Design for a scheme of decoration for the private chapel of the 6th Marquis of Londonderry, Wynyard Park, County Durham, c. 1905
  27. Sir Reginald Blomfield (English, 1856–1942), Design for houses at 49 and 51 Frognal, Hampstead, London
  28. John Dando Sedding (English, 1838–1891), Design for the rood screen, Church of St. Mary, Stamford, Lincolnshire, c. 1891
  29. Francis Donkin Bedford (English, 1816–1894), Interior decoration scheme for a town house on the Mall, London: perspective and plan, c. 1890
  30. Halsey Ralph Ricardo (English, 1854–1928), Design for 8 Addison Road, Kensington, London, 1907, Perspective by Thomas Hamilton Crawford (Scottish, 1860–?)


Pomegranate’s books of postcards contain up to thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Postcards are oversized and may require additional postage.
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