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Apostles of Beauty

Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago

written by Judith A Barter, Gilda Buchbinder , Sarah E Kelly , Monica Obniski , Ellen E Roberts, Brandon K Ruud

Art Institute of Chicago | ISBN 9780300141139

Hardback – 208 pages


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Apostles of Beauty presents outstanding examples by the movement’s British originators, such as William Morris and Charles Robert Ashbee, as well as its greatest American practitioners, such as Gustav Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright. The volume highlights a wide range of objects, including ceramics, furniture, metalwork, paintings, photographs, and textiles. It focuses on Chicago’s absorption and interpretation of the movement, featuring works from the Art Institute, the University of Chicago, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Crab Tree Farm, and private collections. Contributors to the book explore the complex influences of the Arts and Crafts style and provide a thematic history of the movement, including a section on design and collecting in Chicago.

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