Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision for a unique approach to design not only set the standard for modern American architecture, but also impacted the world. In honor of Wright’s continued legacy, Travel Wright has designed a series of exclusive international cultural tours in 2018 inspired by his work. The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust operates Travel Wright as part of its mission to engage, educate and inspire the public through interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design legacy. Travel Wright excursions feature curator-led tours, as well as exclusive access to areas not typically open to the general public. Wright in Japan: The Architect’s Eastern Vision, …
If you have followed many of my columns, you know of the close connection I have with the Grove Park Inn. In addition to hosting the annual National Arts and Crafts Conference at the 1913 resort, I also wrote its first official history, Built For the Ages. The first edition came out in 1991, and I have since revised it a few times to reflect changes which have taken place in the ensuing years. The last edition ended in 2012, just prior to the purchase of the Grove Park Inn by Omni Hotels and Resorts, so a few months ago …
My friend and Arts and Crafts Conference speaker and discussion leader David Kornacki, who manages www.RoycroftCopper.com, agreed to help me clarify much of the confusion swirling around the various marks used by the craftsmen at the Roycroft Copper Shop. While there is no automatic premium attached to a piece bearing an early, middle or later mark, Arts and Crafts collectors like to know when a piece in their collection was made. Do keep in mind, however, that workmen did not ever imagine that we would be closely analyzing each of the shopmark punches stuck in a drawer. Unless broken, an …
Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts & Crafts; London. June 9-18, 2017. www.flwright.org
Roycroft Art and Antiques Show: June 24th and 25th. East Aurora, New York.
Whether it be a museum with an Arts & Crafts collection, a nearby Prairie School home, a bungalow neighborhood, an Arts & Crafts gallery or a Frederick Law Olmstead park, just being able to add an Arts & Crafts side trip to our journey would add to our enjoyment and our education.
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how valuable is a video?
Here at ArtsandCraftsCollector.com we have been busy making brief, informative videos to educate and instruct viewers in a variety of aspects of Arts & Crafts collecting.
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We are currently in the process of collecting, organizing, identifying and displaying on this website as many Arts & Crafts shopmarks as possible. And like our Reference Library, we need your help. While we have documented the shopmarks of the major Arts & Crafts firms, we need for you to email us a photograph of any shopmarks you have from lesser known firms, along with a brief description of the piece.
As both a collector and a researcher, I have often wished there was one site where every book ever written on the Arts & Crafts movement was listed. Now that place exists. Together we can compile on this website a list of every book of interest to Arts & Crafts collectors. All you have to do is pull some of the books off your bookshelf (go for the less obvious ones – and check below for duplicate entries) and email me the title, author, publisher and most recent copyright date. I will sort them by category and list them here so that anytime you or anyone else wants to research anything relating to the Arts & Crafts movement, you will start your search here.
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