San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c1993.
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Gorgeous photography, excellent coffee table book. As any sort of reference book on Arts & Crafts, or as an impartial review of the movement, or as an informative survey of the Arts & Crafts movement, Mayer misses the mark. She reviews several key artisans and architects but never delves into their work or inspiration. Not only that, she refuses, or is unable or her publisher completely misses the point of pairing photographs and captions with text, she fails to deliver with any consistency photographs and captions which illuminates her words. All in all, a great book of photographs, an excellent coffee table read. As a designing guide or a source of inspiration? Not so much.