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The Craftsman was a magazine founded in 1901 by designer, furniture maker, and pioneer in the American Arts & Crafts movement, Gustav Stickley. Could he also be considered an open source pioneer? David Gauntlett, in Making is Connecting (2011), writes, “Stickley’s belief in ‘a simple, democratic art’…was such that he included his designs and working plans for furniture, metalwork, and needlework in the magazine—even though this, to some extent, undermined his own business…” (p.49)
*digital versions of The Craftsman (public domain) are available at archive.org.  View Larger

The Craftsman was a magazine founded in 1901 by designer, furniture maker, and pioneer in the American Arts & Crafts movement, Gustav Stickley. Could he also be considered an open source pioneer? David Gauntlett, in Making is Connecting (2011), writes, “Stickley’s belief in ‘a simple, democratic art’…was such that he included his designs and working plans for furniture, metalwork, and needlework in the magazine—even though this, to some extent, undermined his own business…” (p.49)

*digital versions of The Craftsman (public domain) are available at archive.org



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