Makers: A History of American Studio Craft
- Book #42
The University of North Carolina Press
Janet Koplos & Bruce Metcalf
11.2" x 8.4" x 1.6", 544 pages, 2010
Makers follows the development of studio craft--objects in fiber, clay, glass, wood, and metal--from its roots in 19th-century reform movements to the rich diversity of expression at the end of the 20th century. More than 400 illustrations -- including two photographs by Tom -- complement this chronological exploration of the American craft tradition. Keeping as their main focus the objects and the makers -- including Lenore Tawney, Ed Rossbach, Kay Sekimachi, Katherine Westphal, François Grossen, Lia Cook, Warren Seelig, Arturo Sandoval, Gyöngy Laky, Dorothy Gill Barnes, Clare Zeisler, Anni Albers, Lillian Elliott, Helena Hernmarck, Norma Minkowitz, Ferne Jacobs and Trude Guermonprez -- the authors offer a detailed analysis of major works and discuss education, institutional support and the philosophical underpinnings of craft.