Between 1890 and 1930, Arts and Crafts architecture proliferated within the Cotswolds.
The range and quality of the buildings was exceptional as the region provided the perfect environment for the Movement's ideals and principles.
Arts and Crafts architects relished the robust vernacular precedent as it channelled their ideas and stimulated their imaginations.
Its rational basis and dependence on craft skills had lasting value, and it was no coincidence that the most influential aspect of their work was its emphasis on conservation. The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds has attracted much interest in recent decades, the appeal of the simple life and of traditional values detached from the pressures of modern society having as much allure now as it did a century ago.
Most of these studies have referred to the work of architects in the region, but the subject has not received the specialist attention it deserves.
Until now. This book examines the impact of the Movement on the Cotswold landscape, on the survival of its building traditions and on modern attitudes to building conservation.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 200 pages, 100 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/01/2020
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9780750992992
- Hardback from £15.29