Skilled Work : American Craft in the Renwick Gallery

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Author
Trapp
Author
Kenneth R. Trapp and Howard Risatti
Co-Publisher
Smithsonian Institution Press
Year Published
1998
Pages
192 pp.: ill. (104 color)
ISBN Hardcover
1-56098-831-2
ISBN Softcover
1-56098-806-1
Dimensions
11 x 9 1/2 in.
Description

Published as a celebration of the Renwick Gallery’s twenty-fifth anniversary, this book masterfully illustrates the intellectual and tactile excitement found in American crafts. Photographs of exquisite clarity give this volume an optical effervescence. Each fiber, each woodgrain, each coil of rope has depth and dimension that tempt us to touch. Kenneth Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick, and Howard Risatti, professor of art history at Virginia Commonwealth University, discuss the profound meaning these objects have in our lives.

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