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Masters of Craft: 224 Artists in Fiber, Clay, Glass, Metal, and Wood: Portraits Paul J. Smith by Paul J. Smith

Masters of Craft: 224 Artists in Fiber, Clay, Glass, Metal, and Wood: Portraits

Paul J. Smith by Paul J. Smith

Published July 28th 2015
ISBN : 9780764349294
Hardcover
240 pages
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This collection of 240 photographs documents 224 of the 20th century s top studio craft artists, makers working in fiber, clay, glass, metal, and wood. The photographs are by Paul J. Smith, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design. DrawingMoreThis collection of 240 photographs documents 224 of the 20th century s top studio craft artists, makers working in fiber, clay, glass, metal, and wood. The photographs are by Paul J. Smith, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design. Drawing on Smith s career of over 50 years as an arts administrator and curator, this book documents his extensive interest in meeting artists in their studios, as well as at conferences and national and international events. By reflecting his firsthand experience of the changing currents in 20th-century craft, this book is a uniquely personal record that captures an important aspect of the history of the studio craft movement. These images, taken over a 30-year period, record and portray details of 224 artists. Collectively the photographs illustrate makers who have much in common and who are part of a community that share friendships, interests, and a belief in the importance of the handmade object.