Amateur Craft

Amateur craft can contain this discursive potency as these examples demonstrate, but it can equally be about the absence of any message, individual narrative or overt self-expression. Compliance, invisibility, privacy and submission are ...

Amateur Craft

Amateur Craft provides an illuminating and historically-grounded account of amateur craft in the modern era, from 19th century Sunday painters and amateur carpenters to present day railway modellers and yarnbombers. Stephen Knott's fascinating study explores the curious and unexpected attributes of things made outside standardised models of mass production, arguing that amateur craft practice is 'differential' โ€“ a temporary moment of control over work that both departs from and informs our productive engagement with the world. Knott's discussion of the theoretical aspects of amateur craft practice is substantiated by historical case studies that cluster around the period 1850โ€“1950. Looking back to the emergence of the modern amateur, he makes reference to contemporary art and design practice that harnesses or exploits amateur conditions of making. From Andy Warhol to Simon Starling, such artistic interest elucidates the mercurial qualities of amateur craft. Invaluable for students and researchers in art and design, contemporary craft, material culture and social history, Amateur Craft counters both the marginalisation and the glorification of amateur craft practice. It is richly illustrated with 41 images, 14 in colour, including 19th century ephemera and works of contemporary art.

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Amateur Craft
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Stephen Knott
Categories: Design
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Amateur Craft provides an illuminating and historically-grounded account of amateur craft in the modern era, from 19th century Sunday painters and amateur carpenters to present day railway modellers and yarnbombers. Stephen Knott's fascinating study explores the curious and unexpected attributes of things made outside standardised models of mass production, arguing
The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre
Language: en
Pages: 343
Authors: Helen Nicholson, Nadine Holdsworth, Jane Milling
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-26 - Publisher: Springer

This book is the first major study of amateur theatre, offering new perspectives on its place in the cultural and social life of communities. Historically informed, it traces how amateur theatre has impacted national repertoires, contributed to diverse creative economies, and responded to changing patterns of labour. Based on extensive
Geographies of Making, Craft and Creativity
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Laura Price, Harriet Hawkins
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-22 - Publisher: Routledge

This book brings together cutting-edge research from leading international scholars to explore the geographies of making and craft. It traces the geographies of making practices from the body, to the workshop and studio, to the wider socio-cultural, economic, political, institutional and historical contexts. In doing so it considers how these
Craft and the Creative Economy
Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: S. Luckman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-04 - Publisher: Springer

Craft and the Creative Economy examines the place of craft and making in the contemporary cultural economy, with a distinctive focus on the ways in which this creative sector is growing exponentially as a result of online shopfronts and home-based micro-enterprise, 'mumpreneurialism' and downshifting, and renewed demand for the handmade.
Sloppy Craft
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Elaine Cheasley Paterson, Susan Surette
Categories: Design
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-24 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Sloppy Craft: Postdisciplinarity and the Crafts brings together leading international artists and critics to explore the possibilities and limitations of the idea of 'sloppy craft' โ€“ craft that is messy or unfinished looking in its execution or appearance, or both. The contributors address 'sloppiness' in contemporary art and craft practices