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Objects and Meaning: New Perspectives on Art and Craft
Throughout the 20th century, there were increasing numbers of artists who chose to work within a fine art aesthetic (i.e., expressive, communicative, innovative, unique) while simultaneously embracing qualities associated with craft production (i.e., intimacy, materiality, labor, ritual). At the periphery of their world loomed issues of status, gender, community, and ...more
Paperback, 235 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Scarecrow Press
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Literary examinations and celebrations of fine craft
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Jun 14, 2008 Vashti Braha rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: my crochet/knit designing friends; and other creatives.
Recommended to Vashti by: amazon reviews.
The essays cover a thorough scope. The last section was less relevant for me for now but the first two-thirds of the book is now full of my underlining! I learned way more than I could sum up here. Eventually I'll be blogging about some of the underlined bits.