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Choosing craft : the artist's viewpoint

Author: Vicki Halper; Diane Douglas
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Choosing Craft explores the history and practice of American craft through the words of influential artists whose lives, work, and ideas have shaped the field. Editors Vicki Halper and Diane Douglas construct an anecdotal narrative that examines the post-World War II development of modern craft, which came of age alongside modernist painting and sculpture and was greatly influenced by them as well as by traditional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Choosing craft.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008043772
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vicki Halper; Diane Douglas
ISBN: 9780807889923 080788992X
OCLC Number: 646811437
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 313 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; PART 1: CHOOSING CRAFT; 1 INTEGRATING ART AND LIFE; 2 INHERITING A PATH; 3 RESPONDING TO MATERIALS; PART 2: GETTING AN EDUCATION; 4 TRAINING WITH MASTERS; 5 STUDYING IN THE ACADEMY; 6 LEARNING IN COMMUNITIES; PART 3: MAKING A LIVING; 7 STARTING A BUSINESS; 8 ENGAGING THE MARKET; 9 WORKING FOR INDUSTRY; PART 4: CONFRONTING CRAFT; 10 TESTING TRADITION; 11 CRITIQUING CULTURE; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Responsibility: edited by Vicki Halper and Diane Douglas.

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Explores the history and practice of American craft through the words of artists whose lives, work, and ideas have shaped the field. This work examines the post - World War II development of modern  Read more...

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