Greene & Greene

Learning History With a Hammer

I spend way too much time looking at, and thinking about details of old furniture. But I stumble on something useful often enough that I won’t stop. A case in point is the square ebony plugs found in Greene and Greene furniture. I taught a class in Greene and Greene details at Marc Adams...

Greene & Greene's Digital Footprint

The roots of the turn-of-the-20th-century Arts & Crafts movement can be traced back to the industrial revolution and the counter-culture that questioned whether this advance was having a dehumanizing effect on society. I include myself as one of the fans of the continuing Arts & Craft’s movement, and while not anti-technology, I do find...

A Sneak Peek at two Arts & Crafts Books

Popular Woodworking Books has two related books publishing later this year, and we thought it would be fun to share a little advance information with you. In the author’s own words, we’ve got a glimpse into what these books are about. Greene & Greene: Poems of Wood & Light (Available September, 2010) From author,...

David Mathias' Book List

When Senior Editor Robert W. Lang asked me to provide a list of my favorite woodworking books, I quickly agreed thinking it would be an easy assignment. That should have been the first clue that I was in trouble. But I didn’t catch on until I was sitting in front of the bookcase trying...

Greene and Greene Everyday Slide Show

Being inside a truly great house is like being transported to another world. The vision of the architect and the hands of the craftsmen create something that is set apart from the rest of the world. Visiting Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Farms, or Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is an unforgettable experience. But sometimes it all...

Greene and Greene from a Woodworker’s Perspective

Many talented and able photographers have published photographs of the work of Charles and Henry Greene. I own most of the books and have spent many hours studying these, as well as images online. I usually feel some frustration because what I really want to see is often missed. I’m one of those guys...

Greene and Greene Fans Get Ready

Last October, David Mathias reported from Pasadena’s Craftsman Weekend with photos and first hand accounts of the events. The only criticism we received was that these reports were too late for those who wanted to attend. Consider this as a wake up call, this year’s events have been announced, and tickets go on sale...