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By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art Hardcover – September 1, 2006


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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568986106
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568986104
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,309,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From books to shirts to toys, the pieces in this volume define an alternative view of contemporary art/design. -- Readings Monthly, Nov. 2006

Hung and Magliaro have organized an engaging assortment of works that possess direct appeal and personal vision. -- Fiber Arts, Jan./Feb. 2007

Short first-person introductions from each artist underscore the importance of craft as a kind of acetone that can remove the white-box aura of sanctity from artwork -- ReadyMade, Nov. 2006

About the Author

Formerly from New York City, Shu Hung and Joe Magliaro are Bejing-based photographers and writers. They produce work for their studio, Es Gibt, whose output includes clothing design, furniture design, and limited-edition handmade products.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Emily Schroeder on December 11, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I was intrigued by this book the instant i saw the title. I make pots and I am always on the hunt for books that survey craft artists. I like the content and the artists that are shown in this book, but some of the quality of images is downright appalling. It makes me feel like no one was checking up on this and they hired some 12 year old with a disposable camera to take images for some of the artists. I am glad to get the names of some of the artists, but i really feel its a shame for all parties to not aspire to a higher quality of representation of the work shown here. Definitely not a best foot forward, especially considering this is a book about craft/craftsmanship.
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By chello sherman on March 17, 2013
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the images in this book are fabulous i enjoyed this book and will come back to it again and again
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Cake on July 4, 2007
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I've been eyeballing this book for quite some time and finally added to my collection.

I have a BFA in Crafts and am always on the lookout for books which address craft as a fine art form versus craft as a DIY/hobby. By Hand definitely covers it.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Asdis on May 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book came as a answer to a Dream. Just what I wanted. An insight into what Textil-Arist are doing. And some of them are Masterpieces. Of course I have my favered pieces, hope you find your's.

A book I will keep on my coffetable for a long time.
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Natasha Fialkov on March 27, 2007
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this book is a really interesting look into the crafty end of fine art. the photos are lovely and the short essays are fun to read.
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