21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2010
Glenn Adamson's scholarly discussion of the place of craft in the world of contemporary fine art is thought provoking and a helpful guide to those involved in the fields of fine, applied art and art criticism. He raises relevant issues and highlights the philosophical arguments and opinions of prominent players in this arena, encompassing makers and reviewers alike. His final paragraph suggests that "not all craft...present[s] an interesting case for theoretical discourse" and as he himself says the book is written "in a spirit of instigation". More analytical writing on the subject of craft [especially under the umbrella of design]would broaden the debate.