by STICKLEY, Gustav
STICKLEY, Gustav. CRAFTSMAN HOMES. New York: Craftsman Publishing Company, 1909. Small 4to. Tan burlap Cloth. Frontispiece, (vi), 205 pages, 4 chromolithograph plates; laid-in 24 page pamphlet and two articles. Second edition. Stickley founded the Craftsman magazine in 1901; its articles on Morris, Ruskin, etc. continued to popularize the achievement of the Aesthetic Movement of the previous decades. The present work is one of the key contemporary sources on the development of the early functional aesthetic in America and encourages the ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement, with articles and designs for cottages and country homes; illustrated with photographs, drawings, and plans. The second edition was published the same year as the first, 1909. Stickley also includes articles on landscaping and gardens, furniture and decoration, fabrics and needlework, and more. The book also served as a trade catalogue for Stickley products. Laid-in is a pamphlet "Twenty-four Craftsman Houses, with Floor Plans," as well a newspaper clipping and article from Home and Country, February 1895 on "Cups and Saucers." Front inner hinge cracked but firm; two illustrations on pages 164-165 flawed but legible; else very good.
(Inventory #: 40566)