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Rare Arts and Crafts Oak Armchair by W R Lethaby

$2,376.70

About

Lethaby was one of the most influential architectural historians of the nineteenth century. Working as assistant to R Norman Shaw from 1879-90, where his designs and influence was drawn greatly from the Art Workers' Guild. He published books including Architecture, Mysticism and Myth, and later in 1894 The Church of Sancta Sophia, Constantinople: a study of Byzantine Building. Common of his works are the themes of religion, myth and architecture, combined. Lecturing at the Royal College of Art as professor of Design and Ornament, he went on to set up an Arts and Crafts education in London, the Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1896. He was also a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, as well as co-founder of the Design and Industries Association, 1915. Lethaby's writing portrays his theory that design should come about as a reflection of modern values; the building of a modern structure using traditional/historical styles was not correct, for the style is inseparable from the society in which it was born.

Details

  • Creator
    William Lethaby (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 43 in. (109.22 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Seat Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Style
    Arts and Crafts (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1895
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU224335821593

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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