The Craft Reader edited by Glenn Adamson
“The Craft Reader presents the first comprehensive anthology of writings on modern craft. Covering the period from the Industrial Revolution to today, the Reader draws on craft practice and theory from America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The world of craft is considered in its full breadth — from pottery and weaving, to couture and chocolate-making, to contemporary art, architecture and curation. The writings are themed into sections and all extracts are individually introduced, placing each in its historical, cultural and artistic context. Bringing together an astonishing range of both classic and contemporary texts, The Craft Reader will be invaluable to any student or practitioner of Craft and also to readers in Art and Design”–Provided by publisher.
Glenn Adamson, the editor of The Craft Reader, will also be the keynote speaker for the upcoming symposium on craft, “Craft Forward” being held at the California College of the Arts this April. More information can be found here: http://craftforward.org/