A groundbreaking and endlessly surprising history of how artisans created America, from the nation's origins to the present day. At the center of the United States' economic and social development, according to conventional wisdom, are industry and technology-while craftspeople and handmade objects are relegated to a bygone past. Renowned historian Glenn Adamson turns that narrative on its head in this innovative account, revealing makers' central role in shaping America's identity. Examine any phase of the nation's struggle to define itself, and artisans are there-from the silversmith Paul Revere and the revolutionary carpenters and blacksmiths who hurled tea into Boston Harbor, to today's “maker movement.” From Mother Jones to Rosie the Riveter. From Betsy Ross to Rosa Parks. From suffrage banners to the AIDS Quilt. Adamson shows that craft has long been implicated in debates around equality, education, and class. Artisanship has often been a site of resistance for oppressed people, such as enslaved African-Americans whose skilled labor might confer hard-won agency under bondage, or the Native American makers who adapted traditional arts into statements of modernity. Theirs are among the array of memorable portraits of Americans both celebrated and unfamiliar in this richly peopled book. As Adamson argues, these artisans' stories speak to our collective striving toward a more perfect union. From the beginning, America had to be-and still remains to be-crafted.
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Here is the first comprehensive survey of modern craft in the United States. Makers follows the development of studio craft--objects in fiber, clay, glass, wood, and metal--from its roots in nineteenth-century reform movements to the rich diversity of expression at the end of the twentieth century. More than four hundred illustrations complement this chronological exploration of the American craft tradition. Keeping as their main focus the objects and the makers, Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf offer a detailed analysis of seminal works and discussions of education, institutional support, and the philosophical underpinnings of craft. In a vivid and accessible narrative, they highlight the value of physical skill, examine craft as a force for moral reform, and consider the role of craft as an aesthetic alternative. Exploring craft's relationship to fine arts and design, Koplos and Metcalf foster a critical understanding of the field and help explain craft's place in contemporary culture. Makers will be an indispensable volume for craftspeople, curators, collectors, critics, historians, students, and anyone who is interested in American craft.
Accessible and readable and lively illustrated, CRAFT IN AMERICA will explore the historical, social and cultural significance of craft, focussing on the last century. While showcasing some of the greatest works of the last century, CRAFT IN AMERICA will delve deeply into the psychology of craft to show how it fulfills a need we share as Americans.
Many Americans, educators included, mistakenly believe all Arabs share the same culture, language, and religion, and have only recently begun immigrating to the United States. A Kid's Guide to Arab American History dispels these and other stereotypes and provides a contemporary as well as historical look at the people and experiences that have shaped Arab American culture. Each chapter focuses on a different group of Arab Americans including those of Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Iraqi, and Yemeni descent and features more than 50 fun activities that highlight their distinct arts, games, clothing, and food. Kids will love dancing the dabke, constructing a derbekke drum, playing a game of senet, making hummus, creating an arabesque design, and crafting an Egyptian-style cuff bracelet. Along the way they will learn to count in Kurdish, pick up a few Syrian words for family members, learn a Yemeni saying, and speak a little Iraqi. Short biographies of notable Arab Americans, including actor and philanthropist Danny Thomas, singer Paula Abdul, artist Helen Zughaib, and activist Ralph Nader, demonstrate a wide variety of careers and contributions.
- Author : Phyllis Windle
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1984
- Genre : Government publications
- Pages : 57
- ISBN : UCSD:31822027477686
Directory of Cultural Resource Education Programs at Colleges Universities Craft and Trade Schools in the United States
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Department of Interior
- Release Date : 1994
- Genre : Anthropology
- Pages : 97
- ISBN : UCR:31210024860387
This directory provides information about training programs or education programs that last from six months to several years and promote cultural heritage of U.S. education. There are three sections in this directory. Section 1, "Discipline Definitions and Education Programs or Directories," defines the groups of related terms, identifies the schools or colleges that offer them, and refers the reader to additional directories or resources. Section 2, "State by State Program Descriptions," describes the schools or colleges in more detail and includes a mailing address and the types of programs offered. Section 3, "Additional Education Directories," provides greater detail on the additional directories and resources. This directory is intended for high school and undergraduate level students (and their counselors and advisors) seeking advanced training related to the preservation and management of cultural resources and cultural heritage. (EH)
"A companion to the exhibition Crafting America curated at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, this publication explores the interdisciplinary contexts of the assembled works, featuring contributions from scholars with expertise in art history, American studies, folklore, and museum studies. Essay topics include the significance of craft within Native American histories and explorations of craft's relationship to ritual and memory, personal independence, and abstraction"--
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1892
- Genre : United States
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : CORNELL:31924065789970
Winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for history, Kammen addresses three themes concerning the state of historical inquiry in America. Beginning with how history as a professional discipline has changed over the past century, the book treats the relationship of the historian's craft to American nationalism, the value of historical knowledge, and the shifting attitudes of historians toward society. Kammen appraises the significance of historiography as a measure of cultural change and shows how the past has been manipulated for social and ideological reasons, and how memories of the national and regional past have conflicted with the realities of historical experience. He also explains how traditional modes of interpreting the past have lost their cohesive force and why historians should pursue new approaches to the cultural history. ISBN 0-8014-1924-7: $24.95.
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1885
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : UCAL:$B536125
More than 30 engaging hands-on activities in this guide make key time periods come alive and enhance history lessons. Includes step-by-step directions, lists of important dates, fun facts, recipes, and more. Illustrations.
For decades, America's craft breweries have been memorializing important people, places and events from American history through the names of their breweries and beers. Hops and History is a collection of 275 stories from American history and folklore, all of which are inspired by breweries and beers from across the country. Sample pages and more can be viewed at www.hopshistory.com Features breweries, beers and stories from every U.S. State. Includes stories about important Native Americans, the Revolutionary War, America's westward expansion, military heroes, the Civil War, presidents, celebrities, scoundrels, lawmen, gunfighters, pirates, runaway elephants, supernatural roosters, (alleged) mysterious creatures... and much more! Some stories are heartwarming, some are terrifying, and some are so bizarre it is hard to believe they are actually true! A great book for those who love the U.S.A. or the craft brewing industry. All together, this collection takes the reader on a unique and insightful journey across the country while celebrating America's craft breweries and the United States of America!
Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Asian American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Asian American history. This book is broken down into sections covering American descendents from various Asian countries, including China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Topics include the history of immigration from Asian countries, important events in U.S. history, sidebars on famous Asian Americans, language lessons, and activities that highlight arts, games, food, clothing, unique celebrations, and folklore. Kids can paint a calligraphy banner, practice Tai Chi, fold an origami dog or cat, build a Japanese rock garden, construct a Korean kite, cook bibingka, and create a chalk rangoli. A time line, glossary, and recommendations for Web sites, books, movies, and museums round out this multicultural guide.
Charting the birth and growth of craft beer across the United States, Tom Acitelli offers an epic, story-driven account of one of the most inspiring and surprising American grassroots movements. In 1975, there was a single craft brewery in the United States; today there are more than 2,000. Now this once-fledgling movement has become ubiquitous nationwide—there's even a honey ale brewed at the White House. This book not only tells the stories of the major figures and businesses within the movement, but it also ties in the movement with larger American culinary developments. It also charts the explosion of the mass-market craft beer culture, including magazines, festivals, home brewing, and more. This entertaining and informative history brims with charming, remarkable stories, which together weave a very American business tale of formidable odds and refreshing success.