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Craft in the laboratory : the science of making things

Mint Museum (Charlotte, N.C.) (Author), Rebecca Elliot (Contributor), Annie Carlano (Contributor), Zoe Laughlin (Contributor), Hideo Mabuchi (Contributor), Joel Smeltzer (Contributor)
"This volume is the first to examine how craft artists and designers apply scientific and mathematical concepts to creating their work, and reveals approaches to problem-solving among these makers and professionals in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The acronym STEM reflects educators’ recognition that these fields are central to understanding how the 21st-century world functions, but those with training in the arts argue instead for the acronym STEAM, emphasizing how 'art' intersects with the four other fields. Craft in the Laboratory builds off STEAM-related programming created by the Mint Museum of Arts department of Learning & Engagement to explore this intersection in depth. Drawn from the Museum's renowned permanent collection of craft and design in all mediaceramic, pottery, wood, metal, glass, fibre, textiles and design this volume highlights how artists have thought like scientists and engineers"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2022
The Mint Museum in association with D. Giles Limited, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2022
catalogs (documents)
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
9781911282723, 1911282727
Foreword / Todd A. Herman
Introduction : under the microscope / Annie Carlano
Thoughts on making / Zoe Laughlin
The art and science of knowing things / Hideo Mabuchi
The studio as laboratory / Rebecca E. Elliot
Observations / Joel Smeltzer
"This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition Craft in the Laboratory: The Science of Making Things, organized by the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina"-- Provided by publisher
"This book was published to coincide with the re-installation of the Mint Museum's permanent galleries of Craft and Design, 12th February, 2022 - ongoing"-- Colophon