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Exploring Contemporary Craft: History, Theory and Critical Writing

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The craft of craft, the art of craft – here in Canada we're just starting to really talk about these things. In March 1999, Jean Johnson, who runs Toronto's Craft Studio at Harbourfront Centre, organized a wildly successful symposium on the state of craft in Canada. Curators, writers, critics, academics and craftspeople spoke about all aspects of craft: history, practice, ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published September 19th 1998 by Coach House Books
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Oct 10, 2007 Alexandra rated it really liked it
Excellent overview of basic craft theory; i.e., how craft differs from art and a theoretical framework for analyzing craft production and activities.

As craft and DIY activities grow in popularity, new ways of looking at the social impact, value and quality of craft need to be articulated. This book is a good start.
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