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Crafting identities : artisan culture in London, c1550-1640

Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin (Author)
Crafting identities explores artisanal identity and culture in early modern London. It demonstrates that the social, intellectual and political status of London's crafts and craftsmen were embedded in particular material and spatial contexts. Through examination of a wide range of manuscript, visual and material culture sources, the book investigates for the first time how London's artisans physically shaped the built environment of the city and how the experience of negotiating urban spaces impacted directly on their distinctive individual and collective identities. Applying an innovative and interdisciplinary methodology to the examination of artisanal cultures, the book engages with the fields of social and cultural history and the histories of art, design and architecture. It will appeal to scholars of early modern social, cultural and urban history, as well as those interested in design and architectural history
Print Book, English, 2021
Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2021
xiv, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
9781526147707, 152614770X
ebook version :
1 Introduction: crafting identities2 Artisanal identities and cultures of knowledge3 The view from the building site4 Rebuilding and adaptation5 Material gifting: artisanal virtuosity and material memorialisation6 Shaping artisanal and civic identities7 ‘Outwarde walls’ and ‘publique workes’ConclusionIndex -- .