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 TawneyEd RossbachKay SekimachiKatherine WestphalFrançois GrossenLia Cook, Warren Seelig, Arturo Sandoval, Gyöngy LakyDorothy Gill Barnes, Clare Zeisler, Anni Albers, Lillian Elliott, Helena HernmarckNorma 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. 

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