Author: Hartzell, Freyja
Source: The Journal of Modern Craft, Volume 1, Number 1, March 2008, pp. 165-171(7)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Journals (formerly Berg Journals)
Document Type: Book Review
Publication date: March 1, 2008
The journal covers craft in all its historical and contemporary manifestations. This ranges from the mid-nineteenth century, when handwork was first consciously framed in opposition to industrialization, through to the present time, when ideas once confined to the “applied arts” have come to seem vital across a huge range of cultural activities. Special emphasis is placed on studio practice, and on the transformations of indigenous forms of craft activity throughout the world. The journal also reviews and analyzes the relevance of craft within new media, folk art, architecture, design, contemporary art, and other fields.