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Crafting a Legacy: Contemporary American Crafts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Hardback)

Suzanne Ramljak

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ISBN 10: 0813532035 / ISBN 13: 9780813532035
Editore: Rutgers University Press, United States, 2002
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Language: English. Brand new Book. Crafting a Legacy showcases the Philadelphia Museum of Art's burgeoning collection of contemporary American crafts. More than a hundred color plates illustrate many of the Museum's prime holdings in ceramics, wood, fiber, glass, metal, and furniture. Entries on each of the sixty-three featured artists, including Rudolf Staffel, Sheila Hicks, Dale Chihuly, and Judy McKie, place the artist's work in a broader context. Suzanne Ramljak, editor of Metalsmith magazine, provides an essay on the valuable role that crafts play in contemporary culture, arguing that in a world of mass-produced goods, one-of-a-kind handmade objects act as "agents of resistance" to reawaken our senses. An introduction by Darrel Sewell, the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Curator of American Art, discusses the history of the crafts collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as the vital role Philadelphia has played as a center for innovation in contemporary crafts. This catalog is published to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, sponsored by the Women's Committee. Codice inventario libreria AAC9780813532035

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Titolo: Crafting a Legacy: Contemporary American ...

Casa editrice: Rutgers University Press, United States

Data di pubblicazione: 2002

Legatura: Hardback

Condizione libro:New

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Published to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Crafting a Legacy showcases the Museum's burgeoning collection of contemporary American crafts. More than one hundred color plates illustrate many of the Museum's prime holdings in ceramics, wood, fiber, glass, metal, and furniture. Entries on sixty-four featured artists, including Dale Chihuly, Wharton Esherick, Sheila Hicks, and Peter Voulkos, place their work in the context of the dynamic field of American crafts. Suzanne Ramljak reveals the valuable role that crafts play in contemporary culture and artistic practice. In a world of bland, mass-produced consumer goods and technologically mediated virtual experience, Ramljak argues that crafts - one-of-a-kind handmade objects - can reawaken our senses. In his introduction, Darrel Sewell, the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Curator of American Art, outlines the history of the crafts collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as the vital role Philadelphia has played as a center for innovation in contemporary crafts. The book also includes an illustrated checklist of the Museum's more than three hundred holdings in contemporary crafts.

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Suzanne Ramljak, writer, art historian, and curator, is editor of Metalsmith magazine.

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