FORGOTTEN REBEL: GUSTAV STICKLEY, by John C. Freeman - 1966
The Forgotten Rebel: Gustav Stickley and His Craftsman Mission Furniture
by John Crosby Freeman
Watkins Glen, NY: Century House, 1966
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.
- Covers feature a brown-on-brown pattern with black text on spine.
- Spine has firm ends, with clear black text.
- Binding is strong and secure.
- Illustrations present and clear.
- Interior presents 2 types of paper: beginning with white glossy, with a tan matte paper for the second half.
- Pages are gently age-toned, more to white paper, a little more at margins.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Head of text block is a little dusty.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
112 pages. 7 x 11 inches.
A close examination of the life and work of Gustav Stickley, this book goes on to exam his influence on art movements and culture. Also included are the 1909 Craftsman Furniture catalog, along with an extensive list of writers and and topics from his magazine The Craftsman. It concludes with an
detailed descriptions of his credos followed by the expected bibliography and index.
This book began as a dissertation written under the sponsorship of a joint program with Winterthur Fellowship Program and the duPont Winterthur Museum.
EDITION POINTS: Flat Signed by the author, and hand numbered as 42 of a limited unnumbered edition.
John Crosby Freeman (b. circa 1942), also known as The Color Doctor, is a nationally recognized architectural color consultant and historian.
Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) was an American furniture manufacturer, design leader, publisher and the chief proponent for the American Craftsman style, an extension of the British Arts and Crafts movement. He initially started working with Art Nouveau designs, then moved on to a new style focusing on his virtues of simplicity, functionality, and soundness of construction. In 1901 he began publishing the monthly magazine The Craftsman, to reach a wider audience. Although he owed much to the British Arts and Crafts movement, Stickley was a highly original designer who applied his ideas not only to furniture but to decorative accessories of all kinds. His legacy is often considered to be as the man who created the Mission style.
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