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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. -316) and
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].
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.
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 &
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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