The Craftsman (magazine)

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Title page of The Craftsman, issue 01 (October 1901).

The Craftsman was a magazine founded by the American furniture designer Gustav Stickley that championed the American Arts and Crafts movement.

History[edit]

The Craftsman was founded by Stickley in October 1901. A key figure in the early years was the art historian and Syracuse University professor Irene Sargent.[1][2] She wrote nearly all of the magazine's first three issues herself —including the cover story on William Morris in the inaugural issue — and thereafter usually wrote each issue's lead article as well as acting as its managing editor and designing its layouts.[1][2][3][4] Her writing in The Craftsman, along with the architectural designs the magazine published, did a great deal to shape public understanding of the American Arts and Crafts aesthetic and contributed enormously to the magazine's success.[3]

In 1904, Stickley moved the magazine to New York City and Sargent left to write for other publications.[1]

The Craftsman put out its last issue in December 1916. The following year, it was merged with Art World.[5]

Stickley's own home in Syracuse, New York, became the first Craftsman home. Views of its interior and plans were published in The Craftsman in 1903. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. A reprint of the 1903 article in The Craftsman forms part of the NRHP nomination document.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gabriel, Cleota Reed. "Irene Sargent: Rediscovering a Lost Legend". The Courier 16:2 (Summer 1979), pp. 3–13.
  2. ^ a b "Irene Sargent Collection". Syracuse University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center.
  3. ^ a b Zipf, Catherine W. Professional Pursuits: Women and the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2007, pp. 143–48.
  4. ^ Meikle, Jeffrey L. Design in the USA. Oxford History of Art. Oxford University Press, 2005, p. 85.
  5. ^ "Art World archives". onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  6. ^ Harwood, John F. (July 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Gustav Stickley House". Retrieved December 26, 2008. and Accompanying eight photos, exterior and interior, from 1983

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