Announcing the long-awaited reprint of Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony, now available in a deluxe hardcover edition
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Just in time for the holidays, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is proud to announce the second printing of the important publication Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony, originally produced to celebrate the 100-year history and achievements of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony in Woodstock, New York. Established in 1902 in reaction to the Industrial Revolution, Byrdcliffe rejoiced in individuality, eschewing machinery and mass production in the creation of furniture, ceramics, and metalwork. Along with Roycroft and the Stickley factory, Byrdcliffe is considered one of the most important voices of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Artists, writers, and other creative types including George Bellows, John Burroughs, Arthur Wesley Dow, Isadora Duncan, and Wallace Stevens were regular participants in the interdisciplinary activities of the Byrdcliffe Colony. Work produced during Byrdcliffe's golden age from 1904-1912 is in the collections of major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
One hundred and thirteen years after its birth, Byrdcliffe continues to grow and adapt to the ever-changing needs of artists and community through its exhibitions, classes in ceramics and other disciplines, its artist in residence program, and programming in music, theater, and dance — all encompassing the diversity of styles and mindsets which created such an energetic bond among Byrdcliffe's original participants. Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony, with essays by noted scholars in the fields of American art history and the Arts and Crafts movement, traces the origins of Byrdcliffe as nothing less than the cultural nucleus of one of America’s most legendary small towns.
The 2015 reprint of this catalogue was made possible by generous contributions from the following individuals: