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Journal of Modern Craft



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The Journal of Modern Craft
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The Journal of Modern Craft is the first peer-reviewed academic journal to provide an interdisciplinary and international forum in its subject area. It addresses all forms of making that self-consciously set themselves apart from mass production - whether in the making of designed objects, artworks, buildings, or other artefacts. The journal covers craft in all its historical and contemporary manifestations, from the mid-nineteenth-century, when handwork was first consciously framed in opposition to industrialization, through to the present day, when ideas once confined to the 'applied arts' have come to seem vital across a huge range of cultural activities. Special emphasis is placed on studio practice, and on the transformations of indigenous forms of craft activity throughout the world. The journal also reviews and analyses the relevance of craft within new media, folk art, architecture, design, contemporary art, and other fields. The Journal of Modern Craft is the main scholarly voice on the subject of craft, conceived both as an idea and as a field of practice in its own right.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS Editorial Fiber Art and the Hierarchy of Art and Craft in the 1960s and 1970s Elissa Auther Simon Starling: Crafting the Modern Tag Gronberg Materials, Skills and Cultural Resources: Onta Folk Art Pottery Revisited Brian Moeran Sources of Modernity: The Interpretations of Vernacular Crafts in Polish Design c. 1900 Andrzej Szczerski The Arts and Crafts Education of the Brucke: Expressions of Craft and Creativity Christian Weikop Statement of Practice Five Thousand Years (Some Notes, Some Works) Simon Starling Primary Text Introduction by Alice Twemlow Sparks from a plastic anvil: craftmen in technology, 5 April 1975 Reyner Banham

Author Biography

Glenn Adamson, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Tanya Harrod, Royal College of Art, London. Edward S. Cooke, Jr., Yale University, USA.
Release date Australia
February 28th, 2008
Edited by Edward S. Cooke, Jr. Edited by Glenn Adamson Edited by Ned Cooke Edited by Tanya Harrod
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Berg Publishers
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