The Craft Reader

Adorno, Theodor; Albers, Anni; Bâ, Amadou Hâmpaté; Babbage, Charles; Barthes, Roland; Branzi, Andrea; Britton, Alison; Cardoso, Rafael; Drucker, Johanna; Eames, Charles; Ferragamo, Salvatore; Frampton, Kenneth; Gell, Alfred; Gropius, Walter; Harrod, Tanya; Heidegger, Martin; Leach, Bernard; Leslie, Esther; Lethaby, W. R.; Lippard, Lucy; Loos, Adolf; Marx, Karl; Morris, William; Morris, Robert; Moholy Nagy, Laszlo; Muthesius, Stefan; Nakashima, George; Perry, Grayson; Richards, M. C.; Ruskin, John; Samuel, Raphael; Starr, Ellen Gates; De Tocqueville, Alexis; Ufan, Lee. The Craft Reader. Oxford, England: Berg Publishers, 2010.

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Abstract (English)

"From the canonical texts of the Arts and Crafts Movement to the radical thinking of today's "DIY" movement, from theoretical writings on the position of craft in distinction to Art and Design to how-to texts from renowned practitioners, from feminist histories of textiles to descriptions of the innovation born of necessity in Soviet factories and African auto-repair shops, The Craft Reader presents the first comprehensive anthology of writings on modern craft. Covering the period from the Industrial Revolution to today, the Reader draws on craft practice and theory from America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The world of craft is considered in its full breadth -- from pottery and weaving, to couture and chocolate-making, to contemporary art, architecture and curation. The writings are themed into sections and all extracts are individually introduced, placing each in its historical, cultural and artistic context. Bringing together an astonishing range of both classic and contemporary texts, The Craft Reader will be invaluable to any student or practitioner of Craft and also to readers in Art and Design"--Provided by publisher.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Adamson, Glenn (Editor); Adorno, Theodor (Author); Albers, Anni (Author); Bâ, Amadou Hâmpaté (Author); Babbage, Charles (Author); Barthes, Roland (Author); Branzi, Andrea (Author); Britton, Alison (Author); Cardoso, Rafael (Author); Drucker, Johanna (Author); Eames, Charles (Author); Ferragamo, Salvatore (Author); Frampton, Kenneth (Author); Gell, Alfred (Author); Gropius, Walter (Author); Harrod, Tanya (Author); Heidegger, Martin (Author); Leach, Bernard (Author); Leslie, Esther (Author); Lethaby, W. R. (Author); Lippard, Lucy (Author); Loos, Adolf (Author); Marx, Karl (Author); Morris, William (Author); Morris, Robert (Author); Moholy Nagy, Laszlo (Author); Muthesius, Stefan (Author); Nakashima, George (Author); Perry, Grayson (Author); Richards, M. C. (Author); Ruskin, John (Author); Samuel, Raphael (Author); Starr, Ellen Gates (Author); De Tocqueville, Alexis (Author); Ufan, Lee (Author); Wright, Frank Lloyd
Collation: xii, 641 p. : illustrations : 26 cm.
ISBN: 9781847883032
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Oxford, England: Berg Publishers
Copyright Statement: Glenn Adamson

Includes bibliographical references : p. 629-631.
Include index : p. 637-641.

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Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2010
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