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By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art

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Available now in a paperback edition, our critically acclaimed By Hand features the work of thirty-two artists whose innovative and unexpected uses of handicraft techniques such as embroidery, sewing, knitting, and crocheting are making the age-old craft versus art debate obsolete. From Kiki Smith's lovingly etched birds, to Barb Hunt's knitted land mines to dynamo-ville's one-of-a-kind puppets, to Evil Twin's handstitched publications, the artworks in By Hand revel in the care ...

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Overview

Available now in a paperback edition, our critically acclaimed By Hand features the work of thirty-two artists whose innovative and unexpected uses of handicraft techniques such as embroidery, sewing, knitting, and crocheting are making the age-old craft versus art debate obsolete. From Kiki Smith's lovingly etched birds, to Barb Hunt's knitted land mines to dynamo-ville's one-of-a-kind puppets, to Evil Twin's handstitched publications, the artworks in By Hand revel in the care and consideration of craft.

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Should finally put an end to hackneyed craft cliches . . . . Short first-person introductions from each artist underscore the importance of craft as a kind of acetone that can remove the white-box aura of sanctity from artwork . . . . By Hand introduces us to young makers who are thinking way outside the craft circle. —ReadyMade
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568989426
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,006,482
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Formerly from New York City, Shu Hung and Joe Magliaro are Bejing-based photographers and writers. They produce work for their studio, Es Gibt, whose output includes clothing design, furniture design, and limited-edition handmade products.

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