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The Resource The shape of craft, Ezra Shales

The shape of craft, Ezra Shales

Label
The shape of craft
Title
The shape of craft
Statement of responsibility
Ezra Shales
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Today, the word 'craft' is linked to a vast array of items from handmade objects to microbreweries. 'Artisanal' is so overused that it can strain our credulity. But this also reveals that the value of craft remains compelling in modern life. In this cogently argued book, Ezra Shales explores some of the key questions about craft: who makes it, what we mean when we think about a craft object and what that means to our understanding of what craft is. Along the way, he continually upends our definitions and typical expectations of what we think is handcrafted or authentic. His discussion ranges widely across people and objects: from potter Karen Karnes to weaver Jack Lenor Larsen and glass sculptor Dale Chihuly to Native American basket maker Julia Parker as well as younger makers such as Sopheap Pich and Maarten Baas, and to the porcelain and cast-iron sanitary ware produced by the Kohler Company, the pottery made in Stoke on Trent, and the people in Asia today who weave beautiful things for IKEA. Engaging, pertinent and direct, the book ultimately encourages us to feel the shape of craft in our own lives."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NZAUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shales, Ezra,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
TT157
LC item number
.S53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Handicraft
  • Artisans
  • Industrial arts
  • Workmanship
  • Artisans
  • Handicraft
  • Industrial arts
  • Workmanship
  • Kunsthandwerk
Label
The shape of craft, Ezra Shales
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Archetypes: who is a craftsman? -- Today's craftspeople in an expanded field -- Organic or industrial? Weaving cane and welding steel -- Weaving as a magic carpet ride -- Time in glasscraft -- Conclusion: mnemosynthesis
Control code
1017774954
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9781780238227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1017774954
Label
The shape of craft, Ezra Shales
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Archetypes: who is a craftsman? -- Today's craftspeople in an expanded field -- Organic or industrial? Weaving cane and welding steel -- Weaving as a magic carpet ride -- Time in glasscraft -- Conclusion: mnemosynthesis
Control code
1017774954
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9781780238227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1017774954

Library Locations

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