ILLUSTRATED BOOK

Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects (a Random House publication) offers a thorough grounding in the people, personalities, and objects that, through craft, have helped make our country a richer, more interesting place. Not just a picture book or a history book, you’ll find the context of craft in our lives.

Craft, both historical and contemporary, is all around us. For me craft recognizes and communicates so much about what we are as a country. It is our identity and our legacy

President Jimmy Carter, from his prologue to CRAFT IN AMERICA

For the millions of Americans who collect, study, and work with craft materials, CRAFT IN AMERICA: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects explores the significance of craft in the last 200 years and is the companion book to the upcoming PBS television series and nationally touring exhibition of the same name.

The only work of its kind, CRAFT IN AMERICA: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects features the work of America’s most original and esteemed craftspeople past and present. Illustrated with more than 300 compelling photographs and encompassing objects from furniture, wood, ceramics and glass to fiber, quilts, jewelry, metal and basketry, this definitive work showcases some of the most important pieces of craft over the last two centuries and explores what makes American crafts uniquely American.

Book Details
Title: CRAFT IN AMERICA: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects
Publisher: Clarkson Potter (Random House)
Publication Date: Fall 2007
Detail: Hardcover / 304 pages / 9” x 11” / 200+ Photographs / $60.00 US / $77.00 CAN
ISBN: 978-0-307-34647-6

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