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The invention of craft, Glenn Adamson

Label
The invention of craft
Title
The invention of craft
Statement of responsibility
Glenn Adamson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Glenn Adamson's last book, Thinking Through Craft, offered an influential account of craft's position within modern and contemporary art. Now, in his engaging sequel, The Invention of Craft, his theoretical discussion of skilled work is extended back in time and across numerous disciplines. Adamson searches out the origins of modern craft, locating its emergence in the period of the industrial revolution. He demonstrates how craft was invented as industry's "other", a necessary counterpart to ideas of progress and upheaval. In the process, the magical and secretive culture of artisans was gradually dominated through division and explication. This left craft with an oppositional stance, a traditional or anti-modern position. The Invention of Craft ranges widely across media, from lock-making, wood-carving and iron-casting to fashion, architecture and design. It also moves back and forth between periods, from the 18th century to the present day, demonstrating how contemporary practice can be informed through the study of modern craft in its moment of invention"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adamson, Glenn
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TT15
LC item number
.A33 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Handicraft
  • DESIGN / History & Criticism
  • Handicraft
  • Industrial arts
  • Workmanship
Label
The invention of craft, Glenn Adamson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manipulation -- Mystery -- Mechanical -- Memory
Control code
829233461
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 243 pages
Isbn
9780857850669
Lccn
2012049664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colored)
System control number
(OCoLC)829233461
Label
The invention of craft, Glenn Adamson
Publication
Bibliography note
includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manipulation -- Mystery -- Mechanical -- Memory
Control code
829233461
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 243 pages
Isbn
9780857850669
Lccn
2012049664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colored)
System control number
(OCoLC)829233461

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