Love, Marriage, And The Arts And Crafts Movement by Felicity AshbeeLove, Marriage, And The Arts And Crafts Movement by Felicity Ashbee

Love, Marriage, And The Arts And Crafts Movement

byFelicity Ashbee

Hardcover | May 1, 2002

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One of the most powerful stories of the Arts and Crafts movement: a perceptive biography of one woman's valiant life in a vanished era of emerging feminism and bold socialist thought.

C. R. Ashbee was, some would say, the key man in the British Arts and Crafts movement during the early decades of the twentieth century. Regarded as heir to William Morris in political belief and design reform, Ashbee (and his Guild of Handicraft) gained international fame in his own time and remains a legend today. While much has been written about him, little has been said of his wife. Now Felicity Ashbee breaks the silence in a compelling book about her mother.

The book depicts Janet Ashbee as a gifted woman of emotional warmth, strength, and unconventionality, all of which enhanced her husband's work. An accomplished writer and thinker in her own right, Janet Ashbee's life revolved around great historic issues that still resonate today: the socially conscious Arts and Crafts movement, the role of women in contemporary affairs, and embattled ethnic relationships in the Middle East -- not to mention marriage and sexual orientation, predicated upon her husband's vibrant and well-known homosexuality.

A book of rare insight and significance, Janet Ashbee sheds welcome light on the Arts and Crafts movement and on women in oft-romanticized Victorian and Edwardian British culture.

Title:Love, Marriage, And The Arts And Crafts MovementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.68 × 6.44 × 1.04 inPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:Syracuse University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815607318

ISBN - 13:9780815607311