By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art

By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art
Library Shelf Location 26.HUNG
Publication Date Oct 2006
Description In a response to the sleek forms and perfect angles of most late twentieth century design objects, many of today's artists and designers are returning to handmade work such as hand lettering, hand drawing, and hand sewing. By Hand features an international collection of the most noteworthy artists and shows their work in detailed photography and insightful texts. From books to pillows to T-shirts to toys, the pieces in this volume define an alternative view of contemporary design. Personal craft is emphasized over perfection and the personality of the artist is put forth as a key element of the finished product. From Kiki Smith's lovingly etched birds to Barb Hunt's knitted land mines to dynamo-ville's oneof- a-kind puppets to Evil Twin's hand-stitched publications, today's art revels in the care and consideration of craft.
ISBN 9781568986104
Quantity 1
Pages 176
Authors Shu Hung, Joseph Magliaro
Format Hardback
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Related Artists Kiki Smith, Kent Henricksen, Andrew Kuo, Satoru Aoyama, BB&PPINC, Kelly Breslin, Margarita Cabrera, Rachel Cattle, Dave Cole, Robert Conger, Daphne and Vera Correll, Frederique Daubal, Rowena Dring, dynamo-ville, electricwig, Evil Twin Publications, Tess Giberson, Kirsten Hassenfeld, Barb Hunt, Aya Kakeda, Robyn Love, Victoria May, Brendan Munroe, Project Alabama, Karen Reimer, Carolyn Salas, Tucker Schwarz, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Aaron Spangler, Anna Von Mertens, Shane Waltener, Rob Wynne
Category Contemporary Craft
Language English

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