By His Own Labor: The Biography of Dard Hunter
Dard Hunter (1883-1966) began his career in the book arts as a craftsman and designer in the American Arts & Crafts Movement. In the first decades of the 20th century, Hunter's avant-garde designs were seen in the popular books and decorative arts produced by Elbert Hubbard's Roycrofters. Despite the success of his modern designs, Hunter became intrigued by the ancient handcrafts of papermaking, typefounding, and letterpress printing. An anachronism among colleagues, Hunter remained true to his philosophy to make books by hand, striving for the highest craft standards.
Dard Hunter was a unique blend of craftsman and scholar - a dichotomy he regarded as essential to the understanding and appreciation of the book arts. Hunter's legacy is manifest in the revival of hand papermaking in this country, and he remains an inspiration to all who are involved in the creation of handmade objects.
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A Career 19011904
Early Roycroft Years 1904190
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