Get Wrapped Up in the Latest Arts & Crafts Book
It’s getting to be that cozy time of year, leafs on the ground, a chill in the air — so why not wrap yourself up in a warm blanket and get wrapped up in the latest publication geared for the Arts and Crafts enthusiast?! The Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York is pleased to announce the publication of, Irene Sargent: Legend In Her Own Time by Cleota Reed.
This ground-breaking monograph on Irene Sargent (1852-1932), Syracuse University professor of art history, confidant of Gustav Stickley and first editor of The Craftsman magazine, is a compilation of Reed’s research and lectures delivered over the past several years. It is broad in scope, comprehensive in scholarship, and offers insights into the contributions of women to the success of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and into teaching at Syracuse University at the beginning of the 20th century.
Cleota Reed is author and editor of books and catalogs on artists and craftspeople of the Arts and Crafts Movement that include Henry Chapman Mercer, Henry Keck and Ward Wellington Ward. She has also lectured internationally and curated several exhibitions on the Movement.
Irene Sargent: Legend In Her Own Time, in keeping with the tenets of the Arts and Crafts Movement, has been hand printed on fine paper and hand bound in a limited edition by the Clinker Press, a private letterpress studio founded by André Chaves in 1996. The press is located in the garage, constructed of clinker brick, of a Greene and Greene home in Pasadena, CA.
This fantastic handmade book is 64 pages, illustrated, hardbound with dust cover, and has been limited to 140 copies, which have been numbered and signed by the author. The list price is $120.00, however the The Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York has a limited number of copies at a special price of $60.00 to members and institutions and $90.00 to non-members. This price will be good until November 2, 2013. So, if you’re interested in getting your hands on this limited edition Arts and Crafts treasure please send a check to The Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York (Add $10.00 per book for shipping). Checks should be made to ACSCNY and sent to ACSCNY, P.O. Box 6035, Syracuse, NY 13217.
You can also save postage on the book by picking up a copy at any ACSCNY upcoming events or at Dalton’s American Decorative Arts, 1931 James St., Syracuse, NY 13206. Please call Dalton’s for availability 315-463-1568.
And to celebrate the premier of Irene Sargent: Legend In Her Own Time there will be a special author’s reception from 12 to 2pm on Saturday, November 2nd at Dalton’s American Decorative Arts. Visit www.daltons.com for more information on the reception and visit www.acscny.org for more information on the Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York.
Top photo courtesy of the Arts & Crafts Society of Central New York
Bottom photo courtesy of Syracuse University