There is a strong consensus among craft historians that craft is understudied, undertheorized, and undervalued within the framework of larger narratives of architecture and design. In his recent book The Invention of Craft, craft theorist and historian Glenn Adamson posits that craft is not a discipline but instead an approach to the making of things based in skills and processes.1 This position is corroborated within the history of craft, where multiple and often contradictory narratives emerge around the definition of craft, how craft should be studied, its relationship to architecture and the fine arts, the role it plays and should play in the wider field of design, and its position relative to...
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Book Review| June 01 2015
The Allied Arts: Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada
McGill University Press,
2012, 238 pp., 11 color and 52 b/w illus. $34.95, ISBN 9780773540033
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2015) 74 (2): 261–263.
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Alexa Winton; Review. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 June 2015; 74 (2): 261–263. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2015.74.2.261
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