The Arts & Crafts Houses of C. F. A. Voysey Book of Postcards
29 color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection
• Mail the postcards, or keep the book for your own collection
• Decorate your office or dorm room with a wall of images
• Informative introductory text
• Backs of postcards offer enough room for short messages
• Perforated for easy removal
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Published with the Royal Institute of British Architects
Book: 6.875 x 4.75 x .375 in.
Postcard: 6.5 x 4.75 in.
A leading figure in the British Arts and Crafts movement, Charles Francis Annesley Voysey specialized in the design of small country houses for wealthy clients, among them industrialists, a publisher, and the celebrated writer H. G. Wells. With their emphasis on ground-hugging horizontality, hipped roofs, brick walls covered with white-painted roughcast, and enlivening splashes of color, these houses were marked by a graceful simplicity and a refreshing freedom from the imitative styles that had bedeviled so much of England’s 19th-century architecture.
The renderings reproduced in this book of postcards showcase Voysey’s brilliance in creating homes faithful to his design ideals of “Repose, Cheerfulness, Simplicity, Breadth, Warmth, Quietness in a storm, Economy of upkeep, Evidence of protection, Harmony with surroundings, Absence of dark passages, even-ness of temperature.”