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Release Date: July 2010
544 pages, 8 x 11, 409 color and 50 b&w photos, notes, index
Cover Price $65
ISBN 978-0-8078-3413-8

Table of Contents
Chapter One
Chapter Seven

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A History of American Studio Craft

Janet Koplos & Bruce Metcalf
University of North Carolina Press

The first comprehensive survey of modern craft in the United States.

Makers follows the development of American studio craft from its roots in 19th-century reform movements to the rich diversity of expression at the end of the 20th century. This comprehensive book offers a detailed analysis of motivating ideas and stylistic currents related to craft, including in-depth portraits of the sig­nificant artists working in fiber, clay, glass, wood and metal who helped shape contemporary American art and design. "Truly, people making things is what the craft field is all about," say authors Koplos and Metcalf. "Every story in this book is bound up in a time, a place, a set of political and social condi­tions, and an aesthetic philosophy." A beautiful volume with more than 400 photographs, Makers is an important and en­lightening resource for craftspeople, curators, collectors, critics, scholars, students and teachers interested in American craft.

Janet Koplos, writer and art critic, was editor for Art in America and guest editor for American Craft magazines. She has written for numerous publications and books including Contemporary Japanese Sculpture. Bruce Metcalf is a studio jeweler and writer based in Philadelphia. He taught at Kent State University and the University of the Arts and exhibits his work internationally.

This book is a project of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.


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TDA TPDF Grant sought to support conference facility and event space  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 25, 2015 Asheville, NC – In January 2014, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) relocated to downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Since that time, the national nonprofit organization has opened its headquarters to serve as a creative hub for residents and visitors […]


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