The aesthetic movement. Prelude to Art Nouveau.
London, Elek 1969.
4to. 192pp, 121 ills (some colour). Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper. Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his bookplate.
First edition. Good general account of the aesthetic movement in architecture and design, encompassing the Queen Anne style in architecture, Japanese influences on interiors and furnishing, and book illustration by Kate Greenaway and others. Proper attention is paid to the design work of William Morris, E.W.Godwin, Bruce Talbert and Walter Crane.