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Historic Arts & Crafts Homes of Great Britain

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From esteemed author Brian D. Coleman comes a thorough exploration into the origins of the design and philosophy of the Arts & Crafts movement in Great Britain--the roots of which are inspiring a fresh new approach to the more traditional American Arts & Crafts style. Coleman leads an inspiring and beautiful tour of ten of the most historic Arts & Crafts homes in Britain, from William Morris's Red House in England to Macintosh's Hill House in Scotland. Learn about the history, construction, and thoughtfulness of design that give valuable insight into the philosophy of the movement and how it is reinterpreted today. Honesty of construction, attention to detail, and the value of handcraftsmanship are principles of the Arts & Crafts movement first celebrated by William Morris and John Ruskin over one hundred years ago. Other homes featured in the book include the Blackwell (architect M. H. Baillie Scott), Castle Drogo (architect Sir Edwin Lutyens), Craigside (architect Richard Norman Shaw), and Kelmscott Manor (William Morris's holiday home). All homes featured in the book are open to the public and maintained as museums and tributes to the artistry. Contact information is provided for each house, which provides a helpful tool for planning a visit to this historic area. Brian D. Coleman, M.D., is a practicing psychiatrist in Seattle, Washington. Also an old-house enthusiast, Brian has developed his love for historic restoration into an active second career. He serves as the West Coast editor for Old House Interiors, and is the author of Extraordinary Interiors: Decorating with Architectural Salvage and Antiques, Scalamandre: Luxurious Home Interiors, Classic Cottages, Vintage Victorian Textiles, and The Victorian Dining Room. Brian divides his time between New York and Seattle.

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