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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