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

Book reviews,   pp. 613-621 PDF (2.8 MB)


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BOOK REVIEWS
and the character combined. Many other
works deserve mention.
  A memorial meeting for Samuel M.
Jones, late mayor of Toledo, Ohio, who
divided his profits with his workmen, was
held at Cooper Union on the evening of
January 8. Among the speakers were Ed-
win Markham and Ernest H. Crosby.
Charles Sprague Smith presided.
   The Princeton Archaeological Expedi-
tion is carrying on its work in the East.
Philadelphia is the scene of its latest ef-
forts.   Here some inscriptions were
found. At Bosra, a modern city occu-
pies the site of the ancient place. The
baths of the olden time are occupied by
five families, their camels and horses.
Nearly one hundred inscriptions were
found here. An interesting temple was
found in another city.
  A music school settlement has been
established at 53 and 55 East Third street.
Some of the children show great enthusi-
asm in their work. Concerts are frequent-
ly given. Several ladies of prominence
have this in charge.
  THE CRAFTSMAN, believing in the fu-
ture of the Arts and Crafts movement in
the United States, desires to serve as a
means of communication between such or-
ganizations. With this purpose, it wishes
to publish in its pages a directory of Arts
and Crafts Societies, with all obtainable in-
fornKwtion in regard to their organization,
officers, etc. This project can be realized
only if all Arts and Crafts Societies will
aid in securing the needed data. It is be-
lieved that such a directory would be of
great service to all who are interested in
this phase of progress.
  The directory will be begun in the com-
ing issue if enough material shall be re-
ceived to indicate that the undertaking has
met with the approval of the readers of
this magazine.
  In order to make Arts and Crafts work-
ers familiar with the productions of other
than their own societies, all such workers
are invited to submit, for publication in
THE CRAFTSMAN, photographs of any of
their own work which is structural and
artistic; each photograph to be accom-
panied by a full description of the object
illustrated.
BOOK REVIEWS
NDIAN         Basketry  has become so
     much the work of all classes, that all
     will hail a book on this topic. The
one, by Otis Mason, seems to meet every
need of the weaver of baskets. Basketry
is the mother of all loom work.    Bead
work is the natural follower of basketry.
Originally, this was woman's work. A
long and valuable list of definitions is
given, then the materials used in basketry,
of which the vegetable kingdom is the
source.   The various plants are given,
some with exquisite illustrations. Next,
we have the weaving, the varied stitches
from plainest plaiting to the most elabo-
rate coils, and then the varied baskets made
from these, showing how elaborate the sim-
ple may become. All is clearly shown by
words and pictures so that the most stupid
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