Nation Building Craft and Contemporary American Culture

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-02-25
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Author Biography

Nicholas R. Bell is the Fleur and Charles Bresler Senior Curator of american craft and decorative art, at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
List of Contributors
1. (Dis) Organizing Principles
Nicholas R. Bell: Introduction
Glenn Adamson: Goodbye Craft
2. Aesthetic Transgressions
Elissa Auther: He is Survived by His Longtime Companion: Feeling in the Work of Josh Faught
Maria Buszek, Elaine Reichek, Sonya Clark, Michael Strand: Media, Process, History: Craft beyond Crafting
Jenni Sorkin: Craft-Like: The Illusion of Authenticity
3. The Politics of Display
Elizabeth McGoey: America at Home: Crafts and Craftsmanship in the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair Shelter Exhibits
Ulysses Dietz: Taste, Money, Museums and the Subversion of Craft
Julie Muniz and Jennifer Scanlan: Institutionalized: Craft in the Museum
4. Enduring Conflicts
Maria Shevzov: Making an Impression: The Material Culture Scholarship and Craft of Historical Reenactors
Bibiana Obler: Craft as a Response to War
5. Education and Technology
Garth Johnson: A Hackerspace of One's Own: Curriculum and the Maker Movement
Neil Gershenfeld, Stuart Kestenbaum, Phyllis Klein: Digital Fabrication: Implications for Craft and Community
6. Negotiating Industry
Ezra Shales: The Politics of 'Ordinary Manufacture' in the Post-Industrial State
Sandra Alfoldy: Craft Goes to Disney!
Gabriel Craig: DIY Detroit
List of illustrations/photography credits

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