Thinking Through Craft

Thinking Through Craft

Book - 2007
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This volume provides an introduction to the varied concepts and theories of modern arts and crafts. The author writes about craft as a process or an approach -- not as things. He demonstrates the complex interdependencies of craft and art as well as "craft's" own conflicting historical tendencies. The author presents five aspects of "craft's" supposed second-class identity: supplementarity, sensuality, skill, the pastoral, and the amateur. Contrary to the implied second-class status of these themes, he suggests that these are in fact the things that make craft significant and unique.
This book provides an introduction to the way that artists working in all media think about craft. Dispensing with clichéd arguments that craft is art, Adamson persuasively makes a case for defining craft in a more nuanced fashion.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2007
Edition: English edition
ISBN: 9781845206475
1845206479
Branch Call Number: 745.5 Ad197T 2007
Characteristics: x, 209 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

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