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For more information on Rose Valley and it’s History we invite you to visit these sites, and read the books listed. If you have a site or publication to add we always appreciate submissions!
Please email > info@rosevalleymuseum.org

We also wish to thank all of the generous contributors, and all who have made their libraries available to the open spreading of knowledge.

ABOUT THE ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT
IN GENERAL:


Livingstone, Karen and Parry, Linda (eds.),
International Arts and Crafts
V&A Publications, London, 2005.

Kaplan, Wendy,ed.
“The Art that is Life”: The Arts & Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1987

Naylor, Gillian
The Arts and Crafts Movement: A Study of its Sources, Ideals and Influence on Design Theory
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1971

ROSE VALLEY IN PARTICULAR:

The Art That Is Life
text by Robert Edwards, 2004.

The History of Rose Valley Vol. 1
edited by Peter Ham, Eleanore Price Mather, Judy Walton and Patricia Ward, 1973.

Thomas, George E.
William L. Price: Arts & Crafts to Modern Design.
New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000.

The extensive photo library of George E. Thomas

Ayers, William, ed.
“A Poor Sort of Heaven, A Good Sort of Earth”: The Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Experiment.
Chadds Ford: The Brandywine Conservancy, Inc. 1983.

Mather, Eleanore Price; Ham, Peter; Walton, Judy; Ward, Patricia; eds.
A History of Rose Valley.
Borough of Rose Valley, 1973.

MORE ONLINE SOURCES & LINKS
TO ROSE VALLEY:


The School in Rose Valley
www.theschoolinrosevalley.org

The Hedgerow Theater
www.hedgerowtheatre.org

Robert Edwards
www.americandecorativeart.com

Borough of Rose Valley
www.rosevalley.boroughs.org

National Register of Historic Places
www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com

Philadelphia Architects and Buildings
www.philadelphiabuildings.org

ROSE VALLEY IN MUSEUMS:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
www.metmuseum.org

The Philadelphia Museum of Art
www.philamuseum.org

The Brandywine River Museum
www.brandywinemuseum.org

Wharton Esherick carved two life-sized wooden horses to stand outside the Hedgerow Theatre. They were called Jeeter and Cheeter. They no longer guard the theatre entrance, but a bronze replica of Cheeter was cast and it now stands on the grounds of the School in Rose Valley.

The Rose Valley Museum Historical Society presents three essential references
on Rose Valley.
Rose Valley as Will Price invented it, is an Arts & Crafts movement treasure. The buildings he designed according to the philosophy of William Morris and the creativity that flourished in the valley made a Utopian Community that is unique in the world. The activities of artists like Alice Barber Stephens, William P. Jervis and Wharton Esherick make Rose Valley an essential reference for all those interested in the Arts and Crafts movement in America.




The History of Rose Valley
History of Rose Valley Vol. 1.
Edited by Peter Ham, Eleanore Price Mather, Judy Walton and Patricia Ward, 1973.Three of the four editors were children of
the founding families and had first-hand knowledge of the original members of
Rose Valley.
183 pages, Hardbound
$28.50.

The History of Rose Valley was published in 1973 in honor of the borough's fiftieth anniversary.

A LIST OF THE CHAPTERS

Some Early History
The Arts and Crafts Community
The Early Folk
The Folk and the Valley '23 to '46
The New Folk
Borough Government
Boundaries of the Borough
Rose Valley Jurists
William L. Price and His Goals
Architects and Architecture
Artists and Artisans
Rose Valley Writers
Rose Valley Gardners
Old Union Church
Scouting in the Valley
Swimming and Tennis
Music and Dramatics
Hedgerow Theatre
The School in Rose Valley





The Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Experiment
A Poor Sort of Heaven A Good Sort of Earth: the Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Experiment.
William Ayres, editor.
Brandywine River Museum, 1983.
$18.50

This catalogue is a primary source on Rose Valley, and accompanied the exhibition by the same name at the Brandywine River Museum. The exhibition was based on Mr. Ayres' master's thesis (same title), the first scholarly work to deal with the Rose Valley utopian community as a whole.

A LIST OF THE CHAPTERS

Chapter 1,"A Poor Sort of Heaven; A Good Sort of Earth": A Chronology of the Arts and Crafts Community, William Ayres

Chapter 2, William L. Price, Architect: "Prophet without Honor," George E. Thomas

Chapter 3, Rose Valley Architecture: Where Art Served Life, George E. Thomas

Chapter 4, The Use of Ornamental Tiles in Rose Valley Architecture, Neville Thompson

Chapter 5, Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Interiors, Robert L. Edwards

Chapter 6, Rose Valley Furniture, William Ayres

Chapter 7, The Rose Valley Pottery of William Percival Jervis, Robert L. Edwards

Chapter 8, The Rose Valley Press and The Artsman, William Innes Homer

Chapter 9, Photographers in Rose Valley, Valerie A. Livingston

Chapter 10, "Joy Is Not Joy That Is Not Shared": Life in Rose Valley, Ann Barton Brown





The Art that is Life Book

TO ORDER:

Calendars and cards: Order Form

The History of Rose Valley Volume 1,
A Poor Sort of Heaven A Good Sort of Earth: the Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Experiment,
or The Art that is Life
please mail to the following address along with your check or money order made payable to:
Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society.

The Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society
The Old Mill :: Attn: Paula Healey
PO Box 109 :: Rose Valley, PA 19065 USA

Please enclose $5 shipping and handling.

All references can also be picked up at the Rose Valley Borough office in the Old Mill.
Call ahead 610-566-2040 for directions and to make sure books are on hand.

Thank You for your support of
Rose Valley Publications!

The Art That Is Life
text by Robert Edwards,
internationally known scholar of the Arts & Crafts period.
$10.
[free to qualified Educational Institutions and Libraries] *

This 24 page softbound book is a wonderful introduction to Rose Valley, and is written for students and scholars alike!

Puplished by The Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society in the arts and crafts fashion.

* The Book was funded in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development, and is available free to qualified Educational Institutions and Libraries.



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