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Craft - general
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
A secret history of craft told through lost and overlooked texts that illuminate our understanding of current art practice. (see record for TOC)
The Craft Reader by
Call Number: TT149.C733 2010
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
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.
Geographies of Making, Craft and Creativity by
Publication Date: 2018-04-06
This book brings together cutting-edge research from leading international scholars to explore the geographies of making and craft. See record for table of contents.
The Invention of Craft by
Call Number: Marquand - TT15 .A33 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
A sequel to Thinking through Craft, The Invention of Craft is an engaging and theoretical discussion of skilled work extended back in time and across numerous disciplines. Adamson searches out the origins of modern craft, locating its emergence in the period of the industrial revolution. The Invention of Craft ranges widely across media, from lock-making, wood-carving and iron-casting to fashion, architecture and design. It also moves back and forth between periods, from the 18th century to the present day, demonstrating how contemporary practice can be informed through the study of modern craft in its moment of invention.
Thinking Through Craft by
Call Number: N8510 .A33 2007
Publication Date: 2007-10-01
Co-published in Association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 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, when high 'production values' are becoming increasingly commonplace. Yet craft's centrality to contemporary art has received little serious attention from critics and historians.
Craft - history & today
Craft: An American History by
Call Number: Firestone TT23 .A33 2021 (Dixon) + Marquand copy coming
Publication Date: 2021-04-15
A groundbreaking and endlessly surprising history of how artisans created America, from the nation's origins to the present day.
Craft, Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics, 19th-20th Century by
Call Number: GN406 .C72 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-26
Craft practice has a rich history and remains vibrant, sustaining communities while negotiating cultures within local or international contexts. More than two centuries of industrialization have not extinguished handmade goods; rather, the broader force of industrialization has redefined and continues to define the context of creation, deployment and use of craft objects.
Makers: A History of American Studio Craft by
Call Number: EBOOK + NK807 .K67 2010 (Marquand)
Publication Date: 2010-07-31
Here is the first comprehensive survey of modern craft in the United States. Makers follows the development of studio craft--objects in fiber, clay, glass, wood, and metal--from its roots in nineteenth-century reform movements to the rich diversity of expression at the end of the twentieth century. SEE LIBRARY CATALOG FOR ONLINE OPTIONS
Call Number: Marquand - TT149.F33 2018
Publication Date: 2018-12-28
An exceptional anthology, which proposes a panorama of the evolution of crafts from 1945 to the present day- Brings together a selection of over 70 texts from five continents.
Call Number: NK792 .N46 2007
Publication Date: 2008-02-01
The crafts have long occupied a marginal role in Modernist discourse. NeoCraft challenges this assumption with a wide selection of scholarly essays exploring the historical and contemporary positions that the crafts hold within visual culture.
Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis by
Call Number: Firestone BM729.H35 E33 2020
Publication Date: 2020-10-19
Exploring a contemporary Judaism rich with the textures of family, memory, and fellowship, Jodi Eichler-Levine takes readers inside a flourishing American Jewish crafting movement.
This Present Moment by
Publication Date: 2022-06-21
This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World showcases American craft like never before. Accompanying a 2022 exhibition of the same name, it features artists' stories of resilience, methods of activism, and highlights craft's ability to spark essential conversations about race, gender, and representation.
Saws, Planes, and Scorps by
Call Number: TT186 .H45 2021 (Marquand at ReCAP)
Publication Date: 2021-09-14
An exploration and celebration of high-quality hand tools for woodworking and the stories of the people who make them. Take a peek inside the boutique shops and small factories of artisan woodworking toolmakers in North America, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, with behind-the-scenes photographs, profiles, interviews, and more.
Crafting Dissent by
Call Number: Firestone - TT149.C7333 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-25
Crafting Dissent: Handicraft as Protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats is the first book that demonstrates how craft, typically involving the manipulation of yarn, thread and fabric, has also been used as a subversive tool throughout history and up to the present day, to push back against government policy and social norms that crafters perceive to be harmful to them, their bodies, their families, their ideals relating to equality and human rights, and their aspirations.
The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work by
Call Number: Firestone HD8039.W62 G763 2022
Publication Date: 2021-11-01
Against the backdrop of an alienating, technologizing and ever-accelerating world of material production, this book tells an intimate story: one about a community of woodworkers training at an historic institution in London's East End during the present 'renaissance of craftsmanship'.