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Sinopsis: 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.
Book Description: In The Invention of Craft, leading scholar Glenn Adamson searches out the origins of modern craft, skillfully demonstrating how it was invented as industry's counterpart. Taking example from a wide range of disciplines, from wood-carving and iron-casting to fashion and architecture, Adamson investigates the origins of craft and its historical significance on contemporary design practice.
Título: The Invention of Craft
Editorial: Bloomsbury Academic
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Bloomsbury Academic. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0857850644 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket as issued with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0857850644Z2