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Table of Contents List of Contributors 1. (Dis) Organizing Principles Nicholas R. Bell: Introduction Glenn Adamson: Goodbye Craft 2. Aesthetic Transgressions Elissa Auther: He is Survived by His Longtime Companion: Feeling in the Work of Josh Faught Maria Buszek, Elaine Reichek, Sonya Clark, Michael Strand: Media, Process, History: Craft beyond Crafting Jenni Sorkin: Craft-Like: The Illusion of Authenticity 3. The Politics of Display Elizabeth McGoey: America at Home: Crafts and Craftsmanship in the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair Shelter Exhibits Ulysses Dietz: Taste, Money, Museums and the Subversion of Craft Julie Muniz and Jennifer Scanlan: Institutionalized: Craft in the Museum 4. Enduring Conflicts Maria Shevzov: Making an Impression: The Material Culture Scholarship and Craft of Historical Reenactors Bibiana Obler: Craft as a Response to War 5. Education and Technology Garth Johnson: A Hackerspace of One's Own: Curriculum and the Maker Movement Neil Gershenfeld, Stuart Kestenbaum, Phyllis Klein: Digital Fabrication: Implications for Craft and Community 6. Negotiating Industry Ezra Shales: The Politics of 'Ordinary Manufacture' in the Post-Industrial State Sandra Alfoldy: Craft Goes to Disney! Gabriel Craig: DIY Detroit List of illustrations/photography credits Index

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A beautifully-illustrated survey of current practice and thinking about American craft, featuring contributions from leading craft scholars.

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Nicholas R. Bell is the Fleur and Charles Bresler Senior Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art, at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA.

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