Craft: An American History

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Bloomsbury Publishing
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6.4 X 9.3 X 1.6 inches | 1.55 pounds

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About the Author

Glenn Adamson's books include Fewer, Better Things, The Invention of Craft, and The Craft Reader. His writings have also been published in museum catalogues and in Art in America, Antiques, frieze, and other periodicals. He was previously director of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and has held appointments as Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, and as Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He lives in the Hudson Valley, New Yor


"Inspiring . . . Adamson invites readers to follow along on a series of thought experiments about the objects in our lives, our relationships to them, what they mean, and how we might go about distilling them so that our material footprint is greatly reduced. And this isn't just an exercise--the future of humanity might depend on it." --Architectural Digest on FEWER, BETTER THINGS

"Reflecting a lifetime of study on material intelligence, Glenn Adamson's remarkable book asks us to radically reconsider the objects we choose to surround ourselves with. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can see it becoming a manifesto for modern living." --Alexander Langlands, author of CRAEFT, on FEWER, BETTER THINGS

"[Adamson] is the best writer on craft since Peter Dormer . . . this is a superb book." --Icon Magazine on THE INVENTION OF CRAFT

"This new attention to craft, to work done through some close contact between hand and thing, has been enriched by the publication of The Craft Reader." --The Nation