from Good Housekeeping, February 1907
Alvan F. Sanborn, "Leaders in American Arts and Crafts,"
Collection of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony of the Woodstock Guild
explores three interconnected themes:
Quest for the Handmade will investigate how the work of artists,
writers, and critics reflects rebellion against the Industrial Revolution
and its stultifying effects and artists' exploration of handcrafting
techniques as a response to the omnipresence of machine-made goods.
as a Utopian Community explores the role of Byrdcliffe as an
independent entity working within the larger context of local, national,
and global artistic communities.
examines artists' independence and creativity relative to the role and
influence of patrons (such as Whitehead), the Arts and Crafts aesthetic
and artists' response to the use of the machine, and the artists' individual
visions of the world around them.
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