In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Nithikul Nimkulrat discusses an ‘indispensable means of working’. If, like me, you think you're not really interested in craft, you may be surprised.” –.“According to recent lectures and articles...“Once again, Glenn Adamson has proven adept at pinpointing the hot-button issues in modern craft.“Here, the author looks to demonstrate that craft is not a second-class or anti-modern discipline, but rather a skilled process that is crucial for contemporary practices across a wide range of disciplines, including sculpture, painting and contemporary art, fashion, design, architecture and the digitalised industrial fabrication of products... His arguments throughout are well supported by examples of inventions from numerous disciplines dated from the 18th century to the present... You might not imagine it possible to draw connections between the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress and a quilt made by anonymous prisoners at HMP Wandsworth in a discussion of craft, but Adamson, a knowledgeable scholar, does so with ease, while at the same time showing how contemporary practice can be informed by the study of modern craft in its period of invention.... An enjoyable [read], full of examples readers can relate to as they try to understand the meaning of craft in the world we live in.” –,“Adamson again demonstrates he is a scholar whose ideas cannot be ignored; for readers eager to grapple with the identity of craft, add,“This is a very clever book.

The Invention of Craft.
Craft, in Glenn Adamson’s view, has continuously referred to a process or an activity rather than a discipline on its own.

As such, it makes an invaluable contribution to the ever-expanding, pluralistic field of craft and craft discourse.” –,“Glenn Adamson is a friend of craft, but in The Invention of Craft he has come to deconstruct the narrative and many of the beliefs ofboth the practice and the discussion of craft as it operates in the 21st century...His arguments are clever and natural but complex...But, that being said, he has made,“Adamson presents an array of contextual arguments grounded in rigorous research, which allow the reader to draw their own comparisons as one delves further into the book... By shifting between different centuries and fast-tracking to the present day, Adamson carefully illustrates how craft is not only rooted in modernity but also how it has constantly manipulated itself to remain relevant to contemporary technology.” –,You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.There's a problem loading this menu at the moment.Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. It also moves back and forth between periods, from the 18th century to the present day, demonstrating how contemporary practice can be informed through the study of modern craft in its moment of invention. Abstract or Description: The Invention of Craft is the sequel to Adamson’s 2007 book Thinking Through Craft, which examined relations between fine art and craft in the 20th century.
Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £20. For information on how we process your data, read our,This website uses cookies to improve user experience.