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 ...

The Invention of Craft 2013, Bloomsbury Academic, New York

ISBN-13: 9780857850669

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The Invention of Craft 2013, Berg Publishers, London

ISBN-13: 9780857850645

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