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Art and craft debate


  • Here are entered works on the aesthetic differences between art and handicraft. Works on the 19th century aesthetic movement that revived handicrafts and elevated the standards of design as a reaction to mass production and mechanization are entered under [Arts and crafts movement.]

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    • Art/craft debate
    • Art-craft hierarchy
    • Art versus craft debate
    • Craft and art debate
    • Craft/art debate
    • Craft versus art debate
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    • found: Work cat.: Fariello, M. Anna, ed. Objects and meaning: new perspectives on art and craft, 2004(articles include: Labels, lingo, and legacy: crafts at a crossroads; and Crafts is art: tampering with power)
    • found: Grove Art Online, Sept. 24, 2013:under Craft and contemporary art (the distinctions between "art" and "craft" have been debated since the early modern era)
    • found: Art full text online, via EBSCO (H.W. Wilson), Sept. 24, 2013(search: art craft debate: titles: The decorative, abstraction, and the hierarchy of art and craft in the art criticism of Clement Greenberg; String, felt, and thread: the hierarchy of art and craft in American art; Fiber art and the hierarchy of art and craft, 1960-1980)
    • found: Craft as art, art as craft, 1997.
    • found: Benta, Glenda M. Art versus craft, 2002.
    • found: Auther, Elissa. String, felt, thread: the hierarchy of art and craft in American art, 2010.
    • found: Berlo, Janet Catherine. Changing hands, shifting paradigms: materiality, craft and identity in twenty-first century Native art, 2013.
    • found: Art history supplement, Issue 004, October 2011, viewed online, Sept. 24, 2013(Grey, L. Rethinking the art-craft hierarchy: assessing critical positions in contemporary ceramics)
    • found: Google search, Sept. 24, 2013("art craft debate" = 78,100 hits; "art/craft debate" = 78,100 hits; "art and craft debate" = 14,900 hits)
    • notfound: AAT, May 12, 2013
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on the aesthetic differences between art and handicraft. Works on the 19th century aesthetic movement that revived handicrafts and elevated the standards of design as a reaction to mass production and mechanization are entered under [Arts and crafts movement.]
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    • Note under [Arts and crafts movement]
  • Change Notes

    • 2013-05-12: new
    • 2013-12-04: revised
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