Head, Heart and Hand

Head, Heart and Hand

Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters

Edited by Marie Via, Marjorie Searl

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University of Rochester Press

Overview

Overview

Catalog for first major exhibition devoted to work of Elbert Hubbard and the Roycroft community in upstate New York in the late 19th- early 20th century.
This lavishly illustrated catalogue accompanies Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery's exhibition of the same name, the first major assemblage of objects produced at the Roycroft community in upstate New York under the leadership of the charismatic Elbert Hubbard. A consummate entrepreneur, Hubbard successfully married capitalism with basic tenets of the Arts and Crafts ideology; the Roycrofters sought to personify the best aspects of the American character in their work, which is strong, spare and often surprisingly refined. Most of the 200 works in the exhibition are pictured, with colour photographs of the personalities and places figuring in the Roycroft's peculiar history bringing the community vividly to life. Essays in the catalogue include a sociological overview anchoring the Roycroft in its turn-of-the-century milieu; an examination of the history of the Roycroft shops; and an exploration of Hubbard's role in the creation of America's consumer culture through his trademark brand of advertising and promotion.

Contributors: Jack Quinan, Rixford Jennings, Frederick R. Brandt, Jean-François Vilain, Robert Rust, Kitty Turgeon-Rust, Charles F. Hamilton, Tran Turner, Laurene Buckley, Bruce A. Austin, Marjorie Searl, Marie Via.

Details

October 1994
166 colour, 108 black and white illustrations
176 pages
28x21.5 in
ISBN: 9781878822444
Format: Paperback
University of Rochester Press
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