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SLOPPY CRAFT: POSTDISCIPLINARITY AND THE CRAFTS. Ed. by Elaine Cheasley Paterson and Susan Surette. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2015. 252 pp. with 63 ills. (32 col.). 24 x 16 cm. LC 2014-49237 ISBN 9781472529008 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 167618. Publisher's description: Sloppy Craft: Postdisciplinarity and the Crafts brings together leading international artists and critics to explore the possibilities and limitations of the idea of 'sloppy craft' -- craft that is messy or unfinished looking in its execution or appearance, or both. The contributors address 'sloppiness' in contemporary art and craft practices including painting, weaving, sewing and ceramics, consider the importance of traditional concepts of skill, and the implications of sloppiness for a new 21st century emphasis on inter- and postdisciplinarity, as well as for activist, performance, queer and Aboriginal practices. In addition to critical essays, the book includes a 'conversation' section in which contemporary artists and practitioners discuss challenges and opportunities of 'sloppy craft' in their practice and teaching, and an afterword by Glenn Adamson.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 167619
Paperbound $34.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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