The Culture of Craft

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Peter Dormer
Manchester University Press, Jun 15, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 242 pages
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Peter Dormer presents a series of lively, clearly argued discussions about the relevance of handicraft in a world whose aesthetics and design are largely determined by technology. One of the key questions discussed in the book is what makes the difference between a craft and a modern technology.
 

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Contents

Notes on contributors page
The history of craft PAUL GREENHALGH 20
hierarchies
Craft and art culture and biology BRUCE METCALF 67
Craft within a consuming society GLORIA MICKEY 83
The progress of Captain Ludd PAUL GREENHALGH 104
Craft and the Turing Test for practical thinking PETER DORMER 137
Textiles and technology PETER DORMER 168
Writing about the studio crafts ROSEMARY HILL 190
The language and practical philosophy of craft
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About the author (1997)

Peter Dormer was Visiting Fellow in the Critical Appreciation of the Applied Arts, University of East Anglia 1994-96.

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