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Brandt, Beverly Kay
The craftsman and the critic : defining usefulness and beauty in arts and crafts-era Boston / Beverly K. Brandt
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2009
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 4th Floor  NK1141 .B73 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Arts and crafts movement -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- 19th century
Decorative arts -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description xxx, 391 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-379) and index
Contents Introduction: In quest of usefulness and beauty: the evolution of the discipline of design criticism in the nineteenth century -- Boston in the Gilded Age: embracing design criticism and the reform movement -- By word, deed, or example: promoting design reform in Boston -- Adviser, promoter, tormentor, and midwife: the multiple roles of Boston's design critics -- Models and methodologies: guidelines for achieving "good design" -- The Boston diaspora: promoting Boston's standards of usefulness and beauty nationwide -- Afterword -- Epilogue: Usefulness and beauty in the new millennium: the legacy of the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston -- Appendixes: A. Members of the SACB jury, 1900-1917 ; B. Survey of the SACB membership by craft category, 1916 ; C. List of books in the SACB library, compiled 1917-1918 ; D. Works commended by the SACB jury as listed in the Annual reports, 1913-1918 ; E. Architect members of the SACB, 1897-1917

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