The Gustav Stickley Photo Archives (Schiffer Classic Reference Books) (Hardcover)
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During his production years, Gustav Stickley made photographs of much of his work. Some were used in his Craftsman magazine, and some were used in a series of catalogs. Many of Stickley's glass negatives are now in the collection of the Winterthur Museum in Delaware, and are reprinted here for the first time. Many have never before been published, and those that were published by Stickley, now benefit from high quality modern printing. Whenever possible dimensions and catalog references are given, making this an important compilation of Stickley's work. A foreword by Leslie Greene Bowman, Director and C.E.O. of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, further enriches the work. A driving force in the American Arts & Crafts Movement, Gustav Stickley produced furniture inspired by a vision of craftsmanship and comfortable functionality. Its high quality makes it a standard of the period. Today pieces from his Craftsman Studio are cherished antiques. This new volume of his photographic archives will be a welcomed addition to the literature.