Objects for use: handmade by design

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H.N. Abrams in association with the American Craft Museum, 2001 - Design - 336 pages
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In our age of technology and mass production, the exquisitely handcrafted, one-of-a-kind object continues to delight the imagination and inspire reverence. Objects for Use is the first panoramic survey of American contemporary craft in over a decade, and the only one now in print.

The more than 300 objects by 200 artists run the full gamut of function. They include glass, ceramics, interior furnishings and accessories, kitchen utensils and knives, quilts, musical instruments, games and toys, fishing gear, and more. Accompanying a major exhibition at the American Craft Museum in New York City, this matchless volume pays tribute to a culturally diverse group of craftspeople -- and a uniquely American spirit of creativity.

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When good design is applied to everyday objects, it imbues daily life with aesthetic pleasure and significance. This wonderful book presents the work of over 200 American artisans, designers, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Smith, director emeritus of the American Craft Museum, New York City, has been involved with the craft and design field for more than 40 years.

Akiko Busch is the author of "Geography of Home," She writes regularly about design and culture, and lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and two sons.

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