"The Lyf So Short the Craft So Long to Lerne"
July 6, 2013 7:48 AM   Subscribe

"In the interests of art, they seek to substitute the luxury of taste for the luxury of costliness; to teach that beauty does not imply elaboration or ornament; to employ only those forms and materials which make for simplicity, individuality and dignity of effect." Every issue of Gustav Stickley's influential journal of the American Craftsman movement,The Craftsman.
posted by Think_Long (10 comments total) 57 users marked this as a favorite
This is absolutely terrific. Thank you. I only wish the OCRified text was a little higher quality. Rather enjoying The Workshop & School.
posted by ~ at 8:34 AM on July 6, 2013

I love the internet, i love that everything on earth will be digitised. i love reading something that i have been waiting for years to find.
posted by PinkMoose at 8:38 AM on July 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

This is wondeful. Thank you.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:43 AM on July 6, 2013

Oh, thanks!
posted by General Tonic at 8:45 AM on July 6, 2013

I love the internet, i love that everything on earth will be digitised.

As a librarian, I can't help but be a downer and point out that immense quantities of stuff will be lost forever because copyright law makes it illegal to digitize it.

This, however, is amazingly cool.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 8:58 AM on July 6, 2013 [9 favorites]

So glad this is out there. Thanks for posting it.
posted by immlass at 10:06 AM on July 6, 2013

I'm cool with vast amounts of learning and history being lost as long as long as, you know, no copyrights are violated.
posted by telstar at 3:42 PM on July 6, 2013

I just started learning about the Arts and Crafts movement, thank you so much for posting!
posted by windykites at 5:00 PM on July 6, 2013

For those interested in the influence of Gustav Stickley, the Everson Museum is having an exhibit on the influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement on Fashion.
posted by SyraCarol at 9:10 AM on July 7, 2013

oh i know horace, and i have read double fold, and i know the problems, but, you know, i can know see an entire run of the craftsmen, in a small town in alberta and that makes me happy.
posted by PinkMoose at 9:56 AM on July 7, 2013

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