Explore how the Western New York region may be viewed as the national capital for design, production, and innovation in American Arts and Crafts. With the region’s wealth of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, Roycroft Campus, Charles Rohlfs, Larkin Company, Buffalo Pottery, Arts and Crafts Shop, Stickley, Heintz Art Metal, Adelaide Robineau, Karl Kipp, and so many others, no other region of the country can claim the density of local production. In contrast to the British variant, many members of this Buffalo School of Arts and Crafts freely used the region’s technological prowess to achieve a seamless melding of industrial techniques and handcrafted design, detail, and quality—the signature of American Arts and Crafts. This session includes a special tour of the Roycroft Campus, considered the birthplace of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. This National Historic landmark is the best preserved and most complete complex of buildings remaining in the United States of the "guilds" that evolved as centers of craftsmanship and philosophy during the late 19th century. The tour will give attendees access to areas off limits to the general public and examine the ongoing work of preservation.
Dress Code: Comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
This course qualifies for HSW credit with AIA.
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