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FOREWORD , ,,AP A7 ,46 W ITH this number " The Craftsman" appears for the V last time in its old attire. From the beginning, it has aimed to illustrate by example, as well as to teach by precept, the truth for which it stands, that the objects of use which surround us in daily life should possess sim- plicity and beauty. Accordingly, the October number will mark not only the first anniversary of "The Craftsman's" life, but another step in the execution of this cherished purpose; for with it begins the use of new type, better paper and a more convenient method of arranging illus- trations. And beside this transformation in appearance "The Craftsman" will be enlarged in several respects. The size of the pages is to be increased, a larger number of articles offered, and a department will be added in which will appear reviews of current publications upon the arts and crafts, and brief notes of information concern- ing American and European craftsmanship. Among the contributors to this first number of the enlarged and beautified magazine will be Mr. Ernest H. Crosby, who, inspired by the example and teaching of Tolstoi, has become one of the foremost social reformers in the United States; Mr. Frederick S. Lamb, Secretary of the Municipal Art Society of New York, and President of the Architectural League of Amer- ica; and Instructor Oscar L. Triggs of the University of Chicago, Secretary of the Industrial Art League of that city. Miss Irene Sargent, who is now abroad, will write about the craftsmen of Europe, and something will be told of the work and purposes of the United Crafts. The current issue of "The Craftsman" offers articles upon a variety of topics, all, however, having an intimate connection with our larger and more general subject of craftsmanship. Miss Irene Sargent, to whom the readers of "The Crafts- man" are already indebted for several instructive and well written articles, writes entertainingly and suggest- ively this month upon Color, an Expression of Modem Life.
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