Theory of Craft Function and Aesthetic Expression

ISBN-10: 1469600900

ISBN-13: 9781469600901

Edition: 2013

Authors: Howard Risatti
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Description: What is craft? How is it different from fine art or design? InA Theory of Craft, Howard Risatti examines these issues by comparing handmade ceramics, glass, metalwork, weaving, and furniture to painting, sculpture, photography, and machine-made design from Bauhaus to the Memphis Group. He describes craft as uniquely blending function with a deeper expression of human values that transcend culture, time, and space. Craft must articulate a role for itself in contemporary society, says Risatti; otherwise it will be absorbed by fine art or design, and its singular approach to understanding the world will be lost.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 2/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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