Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2016     Views: 31

I may need to get further details from you in order to direct you to the materials you need. Are you interested in practical comparisons of how to tell a blown piece from a machine-made piece? Or are you considering a philosophical question relating to which is "better"? I am listing a few different kinds of materials we have, from the theoretical to the more practical.

 

Risatti, Howard, 1943-

Title:             A theory of craft : function and aesthetic expression /
                      Howard Risatti ; foreword by Kenneth R. Trapp.

Publisher:         Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2007.

Description:       xvi, 327 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Notes:             Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-316) and
                      index.
                   What is craft? How is it different from fine art or design?
                      Risatti examines these issues by comparing handmade
                      ceramics, glass, metalwork, weaving, and furniture to
                      painting, sculpture, photography, and machine-made
                      design from Bauhaus to the Memphis Group. He describes
                      craft's unique qualities as functionality combined with
                      an ability to express human values that transcend
                      temporal, spatial, and social boundaries. Craft must
                      articulate a role for itself in contemporary society,
                      says Risatti; otherwise it will be absorbed by fine art
                      or design and its singular approach to understanding the
                      world will be lost.
                   Glass: p. [201, 294, 297, 299].

Hagley Museum.
                   Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.

Title:             Technological innovation and the decorative arts; [catalog
                      of] an exhibition at the Hagley Museum [March 29 through
                      December 30, 1973.

Publisher:         Wilmington, Del., Hagley Museum, 1973]

Description:       80 p. illus. 21 x 22 cm.

Notes:             "Cosponsored by the Hagley Museum and the Henry Francis du
                      Pont Winterthur Museum."
                   Glass: blown and pressed: p. 57-66.
Record Number:     21804

Subject(s):        Decorative arts United States History.
                   Industrial arts United States History.

 

Rotolante, Otter.

Title:             Critical Issues: A Victim of Perfection.

Published in:      GAS News,
                   v. 16, no. 1, Jan./Feb. 2005, p. 10, ill.

Notes:             Glass Art Society
                   Handmade versus machine-made Venetian-style goblets.

 

Bernas, Barry L.

Title:             Perfection Water Bottle Company -- E. D. Beckwith &
                      Company.

Published in:      Bottles and Extras,
                   v. 22, no. 4 (July/Aug. 2011), pp. 38-47, ill. 1050-5598

Notes:             Focus on the company's separating water bottle, patented in
                      1897; includes both machine- and handmade versions.
Record Number:     85763

Subject(s):        Bottles United States

 

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