New Book Published on The Craftsman Editor Irene Sargent

Posted on October 6, 2013 by


The Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York is pleased to announce the publication of:

Irene Sargent: Legend in her own Time

by Cleota Reed

This ground-breaking monograph on Irene Sargent (1852-1932), Syracuse University professor of art history, confidant of Gustav Stickley and first editor of The Craftsman magazine, is a compilation of Cleota Reed’s research and lectures delivered over the past several years. It is broad in scope, comprehensive in scholarship, and offers insights into the contributions of women to the success of the Arts & Crafts Movement, and into teaching at Syracuse University at the beginning of the 20th century.

Cleota Reed is author and editor of books and catalogues on artists and craftsmen of the Arts & Crafts Movement that include Henry Chapman Mercer, Henry Keck and Ward Wellington Ward. She has lectured internationally and curated exhibitions on the Movement.

This book, in keeping with the tenets of the Arts & Crafts Movement, is hand printed on fine paper and hand bound in a limited edition by the Clinker Press, a private letterpress studio founded by André Chaves in 1996. The press is located in the garage, constructed of clinker brick, of a Greene and Greene home in Pasadena, CA. You can view the work of the press and see images of the studio at


The handmade book is 64 pages, illustrated, hardbound with dust cover, limited to 140 copies numbered and signed by the author. The list price is $125.00. The ACSCNY has a limited number of copies at $60.00 to members and institutions and at $90.00 to non-members. Add $10.00 per book for shipping. Checks should be made to ACSCNY and sent to ACSCNY, P.O. Box 6035, Syracuse, NY 13217.

To save postage the book can be picked up at ACSCNY upcoming events or at Dalton’s American Decorative Arts, 1931 James St., Syracuse, NY 13206. To place a mail order contact Dave Rudd. You will be notified when copies are ready for distribution.  A book signing with Ms. Reed is scheduled on November 2. 2013; please continue to check our blog as details will be posted soon.

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