AMERICAN ARTS AND CRAFTS TEXTILES BY DIANN AYRES & ETAL
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American Arts and Crafts Textiles
By Dianne Ayres, Timothy Hansen, Beth Ann McPherson,
and Tommy Arthur McPherson II
One hundred years after it was born, the American Arts and Crafts stylemade famous by designers such as Gustav Stickley and Greene & Greeneremains enormously popular. But while the architecture and furniture have received most of the attention, the colorful table linens, curtains, pillows, clothing, and other textiles have been largely overlooked. This lavishly illustrated volume will delight the eye and become the standard reference on these treasures from our past.
Especially valuable are the books rare photographs, some showing the textiles in period settings. There is a wealth of important historical information, and sections on needlework techniques and caring for antique textiles. The striking designs themselves and the interiors in which they are pictured will provide inspiration for decorators, designers, collectors, and needlecrafters alike.
200 photographs, 150 in full color,
248 pages, 10_ x 9_"
Dianne Ayres is a textile designer and founder of Arts & Crafts Period Textiles. She and her husband, Timothy Hansen, write and lecture widely on Arts and Crafts textiles and design. Ayres and Hansen are based in Oakland, CA. Tommy Arthur McPherson II is Director of the organization that administers Gustav Stickleys Morris Plains, NJ, home, Craftsman Farms, as a National Historic Landmark. Beth Ann McPherson is Curator for interpretation at Craftsman Farms, where the McPhersons live.
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