A Handmade Legacy
Saturday, March 19, 2005
In late 19th century England, the Arts and Crafts movement sprung up as a reaction to heavily ornamented, stuffy Victorian design. Most American craft masters saw themselves as designers first and philosophers second — but Elbert Hubbard wanted to reverse that order. Shea Dean pursued the legend of Hubbard up to East Aurora, New York, where a colony of artisans is trying to preserve Hubbard's legacy.