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The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects

By Steven Skov Holt,and Mara Holt Skov


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This volume reveals a major trend taking place today in visual and material culturethe radical appropriation of consumer goods as raw material for art- and object-making. A growing number of artists, craftspeople, and designers are realigning traditional craft practices with already manufactured objects and materials to marry the uniquely handmade with the uniformly mass-produced. Published to coincide with a show at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, Manufactured offers an arresting look at the new crossover of craft, art, and design, and an exciting new cultural genre.

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Size: 8 x 10 in;
Pages: 144 pp;
80 color images
Format: Hardcover
Publication: November 2008
ISBN: 9780811865098
ISBN10: 811865096
Steven Skov Holt is an editor, curator, and distinguished professor at California College of the Arts.

Mara Holt Skov is an independent curator. She and Steven live in San Francisco.