Published to accompany a major exhibition at New York's Museum of Arts and Design, Crafting Modernism is an in-depth examination of the American studio craft movement in the decades following World War II, with a focus on the major mediums (clay, wood, fiber, metal, jewelry, and glass) favored by the greatest craftspeople of the period.
Beginning with an exploration of the studio craft movement's origins, the book examines the international influences that helped the movement grow, as well as its convergence with the fine art and design worlds. Containing 250 color illustrations, the book reveals how a new generation of craftspeople began to express cultural identity and artistic innovation through their work, leading to the proliferation of the studio craft movement both at home and abroad.
Artists represented in the book include Dale Chihuly, Charles and Ray Eames, Wharton Esherick, George Nakashima, Peter Voulkos, and many more.
Editors — Jeannine Falino and Jennifer Scanlan.
Hardcover. 368 pages. 9½" × 11".