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Ernest Gimson: Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect

Annette Carruthers Mary Greensted Barley Roscoe



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Yale University Press
15 October 2019
Art & Architecture; Decorative arts; Furniture design; Individual architects & architectural firms
An authoritative and insightful study, surveying the life and work of the greatest of the English artist-craftsmen This study of the renowned designer-maker Ernest Gimson (1864-1919) combines biography with analysis of his work as an architect and designer of furniture, metalwork, plaster decoration, embroidery, and more. It also examines Gimson's significance within the Arts and Crafts Movement, tracing the full arc of his creative career, ideas, and legacy. Gimson worked in London in the 1880s, joining the circle around William Morris at the Art Workers' Guild and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. He later moved to the Cotswolds, where he opened workshops and established a reputation for distinctive style and superb quality. Gimson's work influences designers today and speaks directly to ongoing debates about the role of craft in the modern world; this book will be the standard reference for years to come.
By:   Annette Carruthers, Mary Greensted, Barley Roscoe
Imprint:   Yale University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 267mm,  Width: 216mm, 
ISBN:   9780300246261
ISBN 10:   0300246269
Pages:   372
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Annette Carruthers worked as a curator with the Gimson collections at Leicestershire and Cheltenham Museums. Mary Greensted has been curator and deputy director at Cheltenham Museum. Barley Roscoe is a freelance curator and writer and formerly director of the Holburne Museum and Crafts Study Centre in Bath.

Reviews for Ernest Gimson: Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect

[An] insightful survey of the life and work of Arts-and-Crafts designer Ernest Gimson - Clive Aslet, Country Life In their impeccably researched and engaging new biography, Annette Carruthers, Mary Greensted and Barley Roscoe explore in depth Gimson's place at the heart of the handcraft movement that emerged in Britain thanks to the impetus of William Morris and flourished until the First World War - Roisin Inglesby, Apollo Magazine

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