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    The Culture of Craft: Status and Future (Studies in Design and Material Culture) (Paperback) By (author) Peter Dormer

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    DescriptionPeter Dormer presents a series of lively, clearly argued discussions about the relevance of handicraft in a world whose aesthetics and design are largely determined by technology. One of the key questions discussed in the book is what makes the difference between a craft and a modern technology.

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    The Culture of Craft
    Status and Future
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Dormer
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780719046186
    ISBN 10: 0719046181

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC E4L: ART
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    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    B&T General Subject: 750
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    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    BISAC V2.8: CRA000000
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25890
    BISAC V2.8: CRA032000
    DC21: 680
    DC22: 745.5/01
    LC classification: TT145 .C84 1997
    DC22: 745.501
    LC classification: TT145.C84
    Thema V1.0: JHM, AFT
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    15 June 1997
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    'The Culture Of Craft' presents a series of strongly argued discussions about the relevance of handcraft in a society largely structured by technology. Issues raised in the book concern, on the one hand, the relationship of craft to these technologies and, on the other, its position in the world of art.
    Table of contents
    Introduction: the salon de refuse?, Peter Dormer. Part 1 The status of craft: the history of craft, Paul Greenhalgh; how strange the change from major to minor, T.A. Heslop; craft and art, culture and biology, Bruce Metcalf; craft within a consuming society, Gloria Hickey; the progress of Captain Ludd, Paul Greenhalgh. Part 2 The challenge of technology: patterns of making, Helen Rees; craft and the Turing test for practical thinking, Peter Dormer; CAD/CAM and the British ceramic industry, Neal French; textiles and technology, Peter Dormer; tornadoes, T-shirts and technology, Jeremy Myerson. Part 3 Writing about the crafts: writing about the crafts, Rosemary Hill; writing about objects we don't understand, Jonathan Meuli; the language and practical philosophy of craft, Peter Dormer.