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.
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.
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