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Roycroft Campus, New York (Images of America Series)
     

Roycroft Campus, New York (Images of America Series)

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by Robert Rust
 

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Elbert Hubbard and his Roycrofters were one of the most influential aspects of the American Arts & Crafts Movement. Hubbard founded the Roycroft Press in 1895, and by the turn of the century, the varied and eclectic group of artisans and celebrities who flocked here had transformed the small town of East Aurora, New York, into a world-renowned utopian crafts

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Elbert Hubbard and his Roycrofters were one of the most influential aspects of the American Arts & Crafts Movement. Hubbard founded the Roycroft Press in 1895, and by the turn of the century, the varied and eclectic group of artisans and celebrities who flocked here had transformed the small town of East Aurora, New York, into a world-renowned utopian crafts community. In this volume of over 200 images, you will experience the Roycroft campus as never before, viewing rare images of the people who made the Roycroft dream a reality. Discover their many contributions to the area’s progress and see examples of their creations, from handmade books to intricate metal works and rare furniture. All of the 14 buildings that now comprise the National Historic Landmark Roycroft Campus have been documented in original photographs and from postcards, promotions, and their own publications; many appear within these pages for the first time in book form. The Roycroft continues to be one of the most prominent areas of international Arts & Crafts Revival. After an extensive restoration following the community’s centennial in 1995, the Roycroft Inn has reopened, and the area has once again become an artistic and, now, historic mecca for visitors from all over the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738537269
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Images of America Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,337,197
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Robert Rust is the CEO of Roycroft Shops and serves as the curator and a director of the Foundation for the Study of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Kitty Turgeon serves as president of Roycroft Shops and is executive director of the Foundation. Both have lectured on the Arts & Crafts Movement throughout the United States and have been associated with the Roycroft Renaissance for over 25 years.

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