Satisfying Our Three Basic Needs
Head, Heart and Hand.
Elbert Hubbard may not have been the first to utter this phrase, but he utilized it so often that it has since become associated with him and the Arts and Crafts movement.
And, of course, to the current Arts and Crafts revival that we are all a part of.
Never is the phrase “Head, Heart and Hand” any more fitting than it is when being used to describe the annual National Arts and Crafts Conference to be held at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville on February 19-21.
In addition to hands-on workshops, and the array of antiques and new works in the Arts and Crafts style that appeal to our hearts, we satisfy our head’s need for fresh, exciting information not just through seminars, but also through new books on the movement.
Author Susan J. Montgomery has recently completed a comprehensive study entitled Arts and Crafts Tile: From The Collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation. Like two earlier Two Red Roses Foundation books, this lavishly-illustrated, 360-page hardcover book has set the standard by which all other Arts and Crafts books will be judged. It comes as close to publishing perfection as is possible, from the weight of the paper and the design of the layout to the depth of the research and the brilliance of the photographs. In short, it is the book every tile collector and enthusiast will love to own.
Grove Park Inn seminar speaker Joby Patterson will be signing copies of her book Norma Bassett Hall. Her study of the highly respected Arts and Crafts artist and printmaker is yet another example of the coveted merger of in-depth research and concise writing with a pleasing format and sharp, color photographs.
Author Ted Bosley has written a new book entitled The Gamble House: Building Paradise in California, based on new information which has only recently surfaced on the two talented architect brothers Henry and Charles Greene. Ted will also be signing copies of this new book at the Book Show within the Arts and Crafts Conference, and is leading a Small Group Discussion as well on this same topic.
In addition, other authors will also be signing books at the Arts and Crafts Conference, including Michael McCracken (The Manufacture of Arts and Crafts Furniture by Gustav Stickley); Ray Stubblebine (Stickley’s Craftsman Homes); and Judith Budwig and Jeffrey Preston (Redux: The Arts and Crafts Revival, 1972-2012).
Head, Heart and Hand – a way to satisfy all three of our Arts and Crafts desires at the Grove Park Inn!