The Culture of Craft

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Peter Dormer
Manchester University Press, Jun 15, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 242 pages
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

The history of craft Paul GREENHALGH
20
hierarchies
53
Craft and art culture and biology bruce METCALF
67
Craft within a consuming society Gloria Hickey
83
THE CHALLENGE OF TECHNOLOGY
102
thinking and making in industrial
116
Craft and the Turing Test for practical thinking PETER DORMER
137
CADCAM and the British ceramics tableware industry
158
can computing
176
JONATHAN MEULI
202
The language and practical philosophy of craft
219
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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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