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Craftwork as problem solving : ethnographic studies of design and making

Author: Trevor Hugh James Marchand
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2016] ©2016
Series: Anthropological studies of creativity and perception
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Hugh James Marchand
ISBN: 9781472442932 1472442938
OCLC Number: 949338995
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Contents: Contents: Foreword, Rosy Greenlees; Introduction: craftwork as problem solving, Trevor H.J. Marchand. Part I Practical Problem Solving in Craft: The prototype: problem work in the relationship between designer, artist, and gaffer in glassblowing, Erin O'Connor and Suzanne Peck; Producing Suffolk punch horses: craftsmanship with sentient media, Kim Crowder; Making 'sense' in the bike mechanic's workshop, Tom Martin; Crafting solutions on the cutting edge of digital videography, Peter Durgerian; Mastering mimicry: strategies of transference in print-based art, Jenn Law; From 'in our houses' to 'the tool at hand': breaching normal procedural conditions in studio furniture making, David Gates; Weaving solutions to woven problems, Stephanie Bunn. Part II Social, Economic, and Philosophical Dimensions in the Problems of Craftwork: Social strategies and material fixes in Agotime weaving, Niamh Jane Clifford Collard; Feeling a way through: affective problem solving in dressmaking, Rebecca Prentice; Thinking through materials: embodied problem solving and the values of work in Taiwanese ceramics, Geoffrey Gowlland; The problem of the unknown craftsman, Malcolm Martin; The place of craft in building conservation: the craftsperson as problem-solver and builder, Giovanni Diodati; 'Textile thinking': a flexible, connective strategy for concept generation and problem solving in interdisciplinary contexts, Rachel Philpott and Faith Kane; Afterword, Malcolm Ferris. Index.
Series Title: Anthropological studies of creativity and perception
Responsibility: edited by Trevor H.J. Marchand (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK).


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