A Theory of Craft : Function and Aesthetic Expression Paperback / softback
What is craft? How is it different from fine art or design? In A 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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
- Publication Date: 28/02/2013
- Category: History of art / art & design styles
- ISBN: 9781469600901
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