Detailed Product Description
The Craftsman on DVD-ROM is the one and only complete digital version of Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Magazine, which is the greatest document of the American Arts and Crafts movement, complete and unabridged, with fully searchable text had been preserved in PDF format. A landmark in digital publishing, "The Craftsman on DVD-ROM" is an unparalleled resource for collectors, scholars, furniture makers, designers, and everyone interested in the style, form and philosophy of the Arts and Crafts movement. With every article and advertisement and every color page preserved, "The Craftsman on DVD-ROM" includes all 183 issues. No other form of "The Craftsman" captures the beauty and character of the original pages and combines them with the most powerful advanced technology, so that they are now useful and accessible in entirely new ways.
History Captured The Craftsman as the "bible" of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States, which reached it's zenith between 1900 and 1920. The movement began in England as a reaction to both the machine production of the Industrial Revolution and the highly ornamental style of the Victorian Era. The movement emphasized spare design, hand-crafting, and the importance of the individual craftsperson. In the United States, the leading practitioner was a furniture-maker Gustav Stickley, founder and publisher of "The Craftsman".
"The Craftsman on DVD-ROM" does not merely reproduce the renowned periodical, it enhances the original with a comprehensive searchable index featuring 3,639 abstracts that are linked to the corresponding articles.
The Craftsman (published from 1901 to 1916) was the voice of the American Arts & Crafts movement. The Craftsman brought Stickley?s ideas of the Craftsman lifestyle to a wide audience and remains a key source of information and a historical record of the Arts & Crafts movement.
This digital collection of The Craftsman has architectural designs for more than 200 Craftsman homes; examples of all types of furnishings such as flower stands, chairs, library tables, magazine racks, wall treatments and candle holders; political and cultural commentary; and essays on the simplification of life and the art of home building.
Each page, or all 25,000 of them, can be printed. An index file listing all articles is included. Each issue is in its own file in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, can be used with both Windows and Mac, and is searchable. Adobe Reader is provided. (All files can also be copied to your hard drive if you have 4 gigabytes of free space available.)
At such an affordable price, this collection is a must for all Arts & Crafts aficionados.