I just finished listening/reading "Makers: A History of American Studio Craft" and felt fortunate it was available to download to my Kindle. Thank you, Amazon.
This book was a long read and well worth the two month journey into the craft highlands on the path of originality. "Makers" represents a herculean effort that identifies the flow of significant objects evidencing a thriving creative culture across the twentieth century. This 529 page book could have been more attractive if produced in two volumes with additional images and information beyond who studied with who at what college. I would have enjoyed reading personal accounts from the artists still living, especially regarding the challenges and obstacles associated with establishing an audience and promoting one's work in the art/craft community. However, the book is a scholarly overview of the craft art scene that will have a major impact on the American art landscape, if for no other reason than promoting the diversity of personal visions executed with the highest standards of artistic integrity. I wish this type of book was available when I was starting in glass. For anyone interested in a career in the studio crafts environment, "Makers" is a must read.