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The craftsman
Vol. VII, No. 5 (February 1905)

Notes,   pp. 611-613 PDF (913.7 KB)


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NOTES
touch of one who bids a last farewell to
life-long companions.
   But no intense mood can be of extreme
 duration. The clouds of his thought are
 now and then flecked with sunshine. He
 dares to combat the modern trend of
 thought, the modern demand for special-
 ists, by asserting that Socrates was a stone
 mason, Plato a merchant, and Aristotle a
 druggist; that the Greek sculptors could
 not dissect the body; consequently that
 those specialists still to-day regarded as the
 highest types of their several classes, were
 after all, but the exponents of general
 principles.
 NOTES
      Eshall be pleased to publish each
Wmonth under this head all duly
           authenticated notices of respon-
 sible Arts and Crafts Exhibitions, Artist's
 Exhibitions, Craftsman's Institutes, Man-
 ual Training Summer Schools, and the
 like, if sent in time to be an item of news.
 Address Editor of the Notes, The Crafts-
 man, Syracuse, N. Y.
    "The American Artist " series, an-
 nounced for February-but unavoidably
 deferred, will begin in the March num-
 ber of THE CRAFTSMAN.
   tA few of our correspondents seem to
 have received the impression that THE
 CRAFTSMAN House Series for 1904, with
 its membership privilege, ceased with the
 year. To make it clear we wish to state
 that the series will continue through 1905,
 and will present many new and desir-
able features in home building not cov-
ered in the previous series. The annual
subscription still entitles to membership
in The Homebuilders' Club, and the priv-
ilege of selecting any one of THE CRAFTS-
MAN House plans, holds good for the fu-
ture as in the past, and the choice may be
made from any of the series during the life
of the subscription.
  First Annual Exhibition of Arts and
Crafts in Detroit at the Museum of Art,
from December 6 to 20, 1904.
  Great encouragement was felt from the
quantity and quality of the exhibits, and
the substantial financial aid given by its
liberal patronage. While special promi-
nence was given to home talent, its suc-
cess was very much increased by exhibits
from  other places.   Chicago  furnished
many rare and beautiful pieces of work in
tooled and stained leather from the Wilro
shops. A striking feature of the metal
work exhibit was its originality and the
personal note that characterized it.
   The Cleveland exhibit was especially
 attractive in iridescent enamels by Jane
 Carson. All of the enamels were attract-
 ive and showed what depth and variety
 of color could be attained by such means.
 There were exquisite examples of needle-
 work, especially Russian drawn work.
   Bindings are an important feature of
 the Arts and Crafts. Mr. Booth of the
 Cranbrook Press, Detroit, had beautiful
 specimens of these. There were some fine
 specimens of illumination on vellum that
 reminded one of ancient days when this
 was one of the arts of the monastery. The
 superb Stickley exhibit from the Crafts-
 man workshop in Syracuse, N. Y., ex-


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