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Title Inspiring reform : Boston's arts and crafts movement / Marilee Boyd Meyer, consulting curator ; essays by David Acton ... [and others].

Published Wellesley, Mass. : Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College ; New York : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail GF  745.0974461 INSP    AVAILABLE
Physical description 247 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 37 cm
Notes Catalog of an exhibition at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Feb. 28-July 14, 1997, and at the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Mar. 6-July 6, 1998.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Director's Preface / Susan M. Taylor -- Foreword / Marilee Boyd Meyer -- Talking Or Working: The Conundrum of Moral Aesthetics in Boston's Arts and Crafts Movement / Edward S. Cooke, Jr. -- "All Workmen, Artists, and Lovers of Art": The Organizational Structure of the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston / Beverly K. Brandt -- The Aesthetics of Craftsmanship and the Prestige of the Past: Boston Furniture-Making and Wood-Carving / Edward S. Cooke, Jr. -- The Potter's Art in Boston: Individuality and Expression / Susan J. Montgomery -- Circles of Influence: Metalsmithing in New England / Jeannine Falino -- Historic Interpretations: Boston's Arts and Crafts Jewelry / Marilee Boyd Meyer -- Boston and the Society of Arts and Crafts: Textiles / Nicola J. Shilliam -- A Millennium in Book-Making: The Book Arts in Boston / Nancy Finlay -- Pictorialism and Naturalism in New England Photography / Anne E. Havinga -- The Flourish of Color Relief Printmaking in New England / David Acton.
Catalogue of the Exhibition.
Summary Fine craftsmanship and handiwork, originality in design, aesthetic purity, and honest use of materials in both decorative and utilitarian objects were the ideals embraced by Boston's Society of Arts and Crafts. This book celebrates the organization's centenary with splendid examples of metalwork, jewelry textiles, furniture, ceramics, photography, and more. 273 illustrations, 52 in color. D.
Other author Meyer, Marilee Boyd.
Acton, David, 1953-
Davis Museum and Cultural Center.
Renwick Gallery.
Subject Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.)
Arts and crafts movement -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Exhibitions.
Decorative arts -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 1881894088 (Davis Museum) $45.00
0810963418 (Abrams) $75.00