HB - 290 x 235mm
200 full-colour Illustrations
Rights Sold: UK & Commonwealth, USC
Market: Art History, Travel
Arts & Crafts
From William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright
by Arnold Schwartzman
A return to Camelot.
This is the second volume of Arnold Schwartzman’s trilogy on the architecture of the late 19th and early 20th Century, in which he focuses on a group of British craftsmen who decided to turn their backs on the mass production of the Industrial Revolution to form a ‘Round Table’ in order to establish a means of returning to hand-crafted products.
William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and in America, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Greene and Greene were among these like-minded artisans who wished in essence to create a movement that embodied a vision and style that was a return to the Middle Ages.
Author Arnold Schwartzman is an Oscar-winning film-maker, a noted graphic designer, and the author of a score of books. He began his design career in British television. In 1978 he moved to Hollywood. He was the Director of Design for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, and for a number of years has designed many of the key graphic elements for the annual Academy Awards. In 2010, he created the two murals for the Grand Lobby of Cunard's "Queen Elizabeth". In 2001 he was awarded an OBE and in 2006 he was appointed a Royal Designer by the RSA.