Thinking Through Craft

Adamson, Glenn. Thinking Through Craft. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.

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Abstract (English)

"This book is a timely and engaging introduction to the way that artists working in all media think about craft. Workmanship is key to today's visual arts, where high "production values" are becoming increasingly commonplace. Yet craft's centrality to contemporary art has received little serious attention from critics and historians.
Dispensing with clichéd arguments that craft is art, Adamson persuasively makes a case for defining craft in a more nuanced fashion. The interesting thing about craft, he argues, is that it is perceived to be "inferior" to art. The book consists of an overview of various aspects of this second-class identity - supplementarity, sensuality, skill, the pastoral, and the amateur. It also provides historical case studies analyzing craft's role in a variety of disciplines, including architecture, design, contemporary art and the crafts themselves." -- Back cover

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Adamson, Glenn (Author)
Dossier: 800 - MÉTIERS D'ART / ARTS AND CRAFTS
Collation: 209 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781845206475
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing
Keywords: CRAFT(S); HANDICRAFT
Copyright Statement: Glenn Adamson; The Board of Trustees of the Victoria & Albert Museum
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Includes bibliographical references.
Includes an index.
Reprinted in 2019.

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Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 21:11
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2020 21:56
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31747
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