This third and final volume in the Craft Perception and Practice series features 21 essays and critical commentaries by acclaimed Canadian practitioners, educators and curators, demonstrating the range of critical thought about craft as presented in symposiums, exhibition catalogues and art journals. Prominent academics and theorists provide insight into the relationship between skill, technology, history and personal expression. The texts in this volume discuss craft in terms of political and social activism, gender theory, semiotics and aestheticsanalyzing shifting boundaries between craft, fine art and design. Volume III of Craft Perception and Practice substantiates academic advancement of craft curricula and provides an authoritative springboard for debate and discussion among craft practitioners, educators, curators and collectors.
Over 40 full-colour photographs of works in craft media including fibre, glass, ceramics, metal, wood and "new materials"accompany the essays.
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About the Author
Paula Gustafson, who passed away in July 2006, was the editor of the first two volumes of Craft Perception and Practice and was editor of Canada’s award-winning magazine Artichoke: Writing about the Visual Arts. She also wrote the definitive monograph on Salish weaving, published by UBC Press. A life-long craft advocate and activist, she received the first Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts award for critical writing about contemporary Canadian crafts.