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Books and Media
Most art-related books are located in the "N" call number range, and the oversized shelves, located near the "N's"
Some books on crafts are located in the "TP" call number range. All are located on the third floor of Lilly.
To find all related materials you may need to use mulitiple search terms. Some example Library of Congress subject headings, which are useful in the library catalog, WorldCat, and ebrary:
Arts and crafts movement.
and terms based on the medium you're researching, such as
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Contains the 34-volume reference set, The Grove Dictionary of Art, the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and more.
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Select Library Books
Makers: A History of American Studio Craft by
Publication Date: 2010
More than four hundred illustrations complement this chronological exploration of the American craft tradition. Available in print and online from ebrary.
Choosing Craft by
Publication Date: 2009
Choosing Craft explores the history and practice of American craft through the words of influential artists whose lives, work, and ideas have shaped the field. Editors Vicki Halper and Diane Douglas construct an anecdotal narrative that examines the post-World War II development of modern craft, which came of age alongside modernist painting and sculpture and was greatly influenced by them as well as by traditional and industrial practices. The anthology is organized according to four activities that ground a professional life in craft--inspiration, training, economics, and philosophy. Halper and Douglas mined a wide variety of sources for their material, including artists' published writings, letters, journal entries, exhibition statements, lecture notes, and oral histories. The detailed record they amassed reveals craft's dynamic relationships with painting, sculpture, design, industry, folk and ethnic traditions, hobby craft, and political and social movements.
Handmade Nation by
Publication Date: 2008
Twenty-four artists from Olympia, Washington, to Providence, Rhode Island, and everywhere in between show their work and discuss their lives. A critical view of the tight-knit community where ethics can overlap with creativity and art with community. Handmade Nation features photographs of the makers, their work environment, their process, their work, and discussions of how they got their start and what motivates them.
Craft in America
Call Number: Lilly Library DVD Collection (TT23 .C7 2007 )
This excellent PBS video series has interviews with craft artists.
Seasons 1 & 2 available on DVD in Lilly Library.
Some episodes available streaming online from PBS.
Craft in America by
Publication Date: 2007
Companion book to the PBS series of the same name, Craft in America highlights the work of America's most interesting craft artists past and present. Illustrated with more than 200 commanding images and signature objects from furniture, wood, ceramics, and glass to fiber, quilts, jewelry, metal, and basketry.
Crafting a Continuum by
Publication Date: 2013
The Arizona State University Art Museum is renowned for its extensive and notable craft collection and features international acquisitions in wood, ceramic, and fiber. This book, edited by the museum's curators, uses the ASU collection to explore the idea of craft within a critical context, as both idea and action. Crafting a Continuum begins with the genesis of the craft collection and relates it to the historical development of craft in the United States and abroad, exploring both anthropological and cultural concepts of the field. Peter Held and Heather Sealy Lineberry present photographs of the museum's objects alongside essays by distinguished scholars to illuminate historical and contemporary trends. Sidebars and essays by writers in the craft field offer a broad overview of the future of contemporary craft.
Publication Date: 2014
Artists profiled in the book are from the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Asia, and their crafts include knitting, crocheting, sewing, textiles, pottery, and ceramics.
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