Author(s): David Rudd (Foreword by); Michael Robinson
Arts & Crafts is a celebration of the design movement that started in Britain and spread around the world at the end of the nineteenth century. Depicting both well-known and unusual art and artifacts from this most fascinating of eras, this book provides a wealth of information about the lives and times of the designers, architects and artists who created them.
David Rudd is a dealer of decorative arts in specializing in Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts movement. David studied art history, design, sculpture and photography at the State University of Buffalo and Syracuse University, USA. He has been consultant to several museums and major auction houses. In 1993 he was instrumental in starting the Arts & Crafts Society of Central New York and is president of its Board of Directors. Michael Robinson is a freelance lecturer and writer on British art and design history. Originally an art dealer with his own provincial gallery in Sussex, he entered academic life by way of a career change, having gained a first class honours and Masters degree at Kingston University. He is currently working on his doctorate, a study of early modernist period British dealers. He continues to lecture on British and French art of the Modern period.