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By Stephen Knott

ISBN-10: 1472577345

ISBN-13: 9781472577344

ISBN-10: 1472577353

ISBN-13: 9781472577351

Amateur Craft presents an illuminating and historically-grounded account of beginner craft within the sleek period, from nineteenth century Sunday painters and beginner carpenters to give day railway modellers and yarnbombers. Stephen Knott's interesting examine explores the curious and unforeseen attributes of items made outdoors standardised versions of mass construction, arguing that beginner craft perform is 'differential' – a short lived second of keep an eye on over paintings that either departs from and informs our efficient engagement with the world.

Knott's dialogue of the theoretical facets of beginner craft perform is substantiated by means of historic case stories that cluster round the interval 1850–1950. on reflection to the emergence of the fashionable beginner, he makes connection with modern artwork and layout perform that harnesses or exploits novice stipulations of constructing. From Andy Warhol to Simon Starling, such creative curiosity elucidates the mercurial traits of beginner craft.

Invaluable for college kids and researchers in paintings and layout, modern craft, fabric tradition and social background, Amateur Craft counters either the marginalisation and the glorification of novice craft perform. it's richly illustrated with forty-one photos, 14 in color, together with nineteenth century ephemera and works of latest art.

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