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Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture

Nicholas R. Bell, editor

363 pp.: Ill.
ISBN: 978-1-4742-4950-8

Softcover, $30.00

Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture brings together twenty voices leading the current dialogue about critical craft studies. The authors, who hail from every point of the ideological compass, examine the state of craft aesthetics, craft's role in education and technology, its relation to war and industry, and its expressions in culture. This fully illustrated volume marks a turning point in conceptions of the field, placing it within a discussion of community, material practice, and the American experience.