Craft for a Modern World

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A celebration of the Renwick Gallery’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary craft objects.

"Craft for a Modern World" highlights nearly 200 of the extraordinary craft objects held at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Nora Atkinson looks at the whole notion of what defines craft, and how attitudes towards it are continually changing, from the pioneering years of the studio craft movement through to new definitions and expressions of craft today. This fully illustrated new volume features works by artists including Matthias Pilessnig, George Nakashima, Albert Paley, Ron Fleming, Zack Peabody, Billie Ruth Sudduth, Todd Hope, Michael James, Toots Zynsky, Michael Sherrill, Patti Warashina, Merry Renk, Kim Schmahmann.

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Nora Atkinson is the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, a newly endowed position at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum.


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