Jean Johnson's Exploring Contemporary Craft: History, Theory and Critical PDF

By Jean Johnson

The craft of craft, the artwork of craft – the following in Canada we are simply beginning to fairly discuss these items. In March 1999, Jean Johnson, who runs Toronto's Craft Studio at Harbourfront Centre, prepared a wildly winning symposium at the kingdom of craft in Canada. Curators, writers, critics, lecturers and craftspeople spoke approximately all points of craft: heritage, perform, idea, feedback. Taken jointly, those papers create a transparent photo of the colourful crafts scene in Canada.

The symposium used to be a groundbreaking occasion, a primary in Canada, providing to the crafts neighborhood a brand new intensity of attention. The booklet, too, is a Canadian first, and it'll permit a discussion concerning the educational part of the craft move to continue.

Each of the book's 3 sections, heritage, idea and significant Writing, features a keynote paper and essays by means of specialists in each one box, together with Mark Kingwell writing 'On Style,' Blake Gopnik on 'Reviewing Craft Exhibitions for the artwork Pages,' and Robin Metcalfe addressing 'Teacup Readings: Contextualizing Craft within the artwork Gallery.'

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