Amateur Craft

History and Theory

Author: Stephen Knott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147257737X

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 8595

Amateur Craft provides an illuminating and historically-grounded account of amateur craft in the modern era, from 19th century Sunday painters and amateur carpenters to present day railway modellers and yarnbombers. Stephen Knott's fascinating study explores the curious and unexpected attributes of things made outside standardised models of mass production, arguing that amateur craft practice is 'differential' ? a temporary moment of control over work that both departs from and informs our productive engagement with the world. Knott's discussion of the theoretical aspects of amateur craft practice is substantiated by historical case studies that cluster around the period 1850?1950. Looking back to the emergence of the modern amateur, he makes reference to contemporary art and design practice that harnesses or exploits amateur conditions of making. From Andy Warhol to Simon Starling, such artistic interest elucidates the mercurial qualities of amateur craft. Invaluable for students and researchers in art and design, contemporary craft, material culture and social history, Amateur Craft counters both the marginalisation and the glorification of amateur craft practice. It is richly illustrated with 41 images, 14 in colour, including 19th century ephemera and works of contemporary art.
Posted in Design

The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre

Author: Helen Nicholson,Nadine Holdsworth,Jane Milling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137508108

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 343

View: 3731

This book is the first major study of amateur theatre, offering new perspectives on its place in the cultural and social life of communities. Historically informed, it traces how amateur theatre has impacted national repertoires, contributed to diverse creative economies, and responded to changing patterns of labour. Based on extensive archival and ethnographic research, it traces the importance of amateur theatre to crafting places and the ways in which it sustains the creativity of amateur theatre over a lifetime. It asks: how does amateur theatre-making contribute to the twenty-first century amateur turn?
Posted in Performing Arts

Craft and the Creative Economy

Author: S. Luckman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137399686

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

View: 3746

Craft and the Creative Economy examines the place of craft and making in the contemporary cultural economy, with a distinctive focus on the ways in which this creative sector is growing exponentially as a result of online shopfronts and home-based micro-enterprise, 'mumpreneurialism' and downshifting, and renewed demand for the handmade.
Posted in Social Science

The Craft of Professional Writing

A Guide for Amateur and Professional Writers

Author: Michael S. Malone

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783088311

Category: Reference

Page: 332

View: 2864

The Craft of Professional Writing is the most complete book ever written about the real-life work of being a writer. Covering topics ranging from business writing (advertising, PR) to commercial work (news reporting, feature writing, blogging, non-fiction books) to creative writing (screenplays and novels), as well as advice on pitching, rejection and leading a writer’s life, the narrative is filled with anecdotes and illuminating stories, as well as tricks of the trade in each form of writing. For the student, The Craft of Professional Writing is the most wide-ranging and practical textbook on the subject. Designed to be an instructional text for producing professional-level work, it is also a survey of the various writing professions to enable budding writers to make career decisions. For the professional, this book is the ultimate reference work—offering practical tips and advice they can return to again and again to help them through various phases of their career.
Posted in Reference

The Culture of Craft

Author: Peter Dormer

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719046186

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 242

View: 8627

Series of discussions about the relevance of handcraft in a society largely structured by technology.
Posted in Crafts & Hobbies


Author: Eben E. Rexford

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781360195049

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 8892

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Posted in History

C.R. Ashbee

Architect, Designer & Romantic Socialist

Author: Alan Crawford

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300109399

Category: Architecture

Page: 499

View: 7979

Utilising the often vivid journals kept by Ashbee and his wife Janet, Alan Crawford documents Ashbee's life and work, the story of the Guild and the part Ashbee played in reform movements that ranged from the conservation of historic buildings to early town planning."--Jacket.
Posted in Architecture

Amateur craftsman's cyclopedia

A complete manual for the home-workshop enthusiast with detailed working drawings and instructions for making toys, novelties, sporting equipment, models, furniture, house and garden conveniences, radios, photographic accessories, and scientific instruments--painting --workshop methods--metal working

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 400

View: 4128

Posted in Crafts & Hobbies

Artistic Leather Craft

Author: Herbert Turner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Leatherwork

Page: 108

View: 2464

Posted in Leatherwork

Maxwell, Sutton, and the Birth of Color Photography

A Binocular Study

Author: J. Cat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137338318

Category: Science

Page: 165

View: 4598

This focused and incisive study reassesses the historic collaboration between James Clerk Maxwell and Thomas Sutton. It reveals that Maxwell and Sutton were closer to true partners than has commonly been assumed, and shows how their experiments illuminate the role of technology, representation, and participation in Maxwell's natural philosophy.
Posted in Science

Religious Objects in Museums

Private Lives and Public Duties

Author: Crispin Paine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 085785299X

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 5676

In the past, museums often changed the meaning of icons or statues of deities from sacred to aesthetic, or used them to declare the superiority of Western society, or simply as cultural and historical evidence. The last generation has seen faith groups demanding to control 'their' objects, and curators recognising that objects can only be understood within their original religious context. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the role religion plays in museums, with major exhibitions highlighting the religious as well as the historical nature of objects. Using examples from all over the world, Religious Objects in Museums is the first book to examine how religious objects are transformed when they enter the museum, and how they affect curators and visitors. It examines the full range of meanings that religious objects may bear - as scientific specimen, sacred icon, work of art, or historical record. Showing how objects may be used to argue a point, tell a story or promote a cause, may be worshipped, ignored, or seen as dangerous or unlucky, this highly accessible book is an essential introduction to the subject.
Posted in Art

The Arts and Adult Education

Author: Geofrey Adkins

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 9391

Posted in Education

Forget Me Not

Photography and Remembrance

Author: Geoffrey Batchen

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568986197

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 5396

'Forget Me Not' explores the relationship between photography and memory and shows how ordinary people have sought to strengthen the emotional appeal of photographs, primarily by embellishing them to create strange and often beautiful hybrid objects.
Posted in Art

Crafting Identity

The Development of Professional Fine Craft in Canada

Author: Sandra Alfoldy

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773572643

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 5757

Alfoldy focuses on 1964-74 and the debates over distinctions between professional, self-taught, and amateur craftspeople and between one-of-a-kind and traditional craft objects. She deals extensively with key people and events, including American philanthropist Aileen Osborn Webb and Canadian philanthropist Joan Chalmers, the foundation of the World Crafts Council (1964) and the Canadian Crafts Council (1974), the Canadian Fine Crafts exhibition at Expo 67, and the In Praise of Hands exhibition of 1974.
Posted in Art

Hovering Craft & Hydrofoil

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ground-effect machines

Page: N.A

View: 3946

Posted in Ground-effect machines


Craft and Contemporary Art

Author: Maria Elena Buszek

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822347628

Category: Art

Page: 306

View: 3978

Artists, critics, curators, and scholars develop theories of craft in relation to art, chronicle how fine art institutions understand and exhibit craft media, and offer accounts of activist crafting.
Posted in Art


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Beer

Page: N.A

View: 6003

Posted in Beer

Masters of Their Craft

Tradition and Innovation in the Australian Contemporary Decorative Arts

Author: Noris Ioannou

Publisher: Fine Art Publishing


Category: Art, Australian

Page: 264

View: 7996

Clay - Glass - Metal - Fibre - Wood.
Posted in Art, Australian

Craft Horizons

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Decorative arts

Page: N.A

View: 4674

Posted in Decorative arts

Helicopter and Hovercraft World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ground-effect machines

Page: N.A

View: 5487

Posted in Ground-effect machines