Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman

68 mins.
Directed by Herb Stratford
NR
2021

Playing through Thursday, March 18.
 

  • Platform:  AmherstCinemaAtHome.org
  • Ticket price:  $12 general admission, $9 for Members
  • Watch window:  30 days to start watching, 2 days to finish once started
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The rise, fall and resurrection of the father of the American Arts and Crafts movement is chronicled in this new documentary, which offers an unprecedented look at the life and works of Gustav Stickley as told through interviews, archival materials, and a close examination of his most iconic works.

GUSTAV STICKLEY: AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN traces the development and evolution of Stickley's unique style as well as the creation of his diverse businesses, including furniture manufacturing, a ground-breaking Manhattan store, and the Craftsman Magazine and Craftsman Farms – a progenitor of the farm-to-table movement. It also details the eventual loss of his businesses, and, after several decades, the rebirth and recognition of the movement he inspired.