The well-known art historian Peyton Skipwith has worked with acclaimed designer Brian Webb to create a book which is a pleasure to read and handle. It is not yet another history of the Arts & Crafts movement, more a combination of provocation and commentary accompanied by an informative and witty ‘alphabet’ section, using the delightful Alec Miller alphabet tiles as headings.


Richly illustrated in colour, A is for Ashbee has been published to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of Court Barn Museum, an award-winning museum of craft and design celebrating the work and lives of nine artists and craftsmen, following the move of C.R. Ashbee’s Guild of Handicraft from the East End of London to the town in 1902. The book, produced and managed in Chipping Campden was printed in England, respecting the Arts & Crafts tradition.



150mm x 230mm


ISBN 978-0-9542824-3-1

A is for Ashbee