The Living Arts Library is specially designed to stimulate children's interest and imagination in all aspects of the international arts. The activity-based approach encourages readers to try for themselves a variety of skills and techniques.
Crafts for Everyday Life When you wear footwear , it's to protect your feet . Clothes keep you warm . These things are an important part of your everyday life . Many homes also contain boxes and bowls , baskets , rugs , glass objects ...
Publisher: Bramblekids Limited
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Over the course of the nineteenth century, women in Britain participated in diverse and prolific forms of artistic labour. As they created objects and commodities that blurred the boundaries between domestic and fine art production, they crafted subjectivities for themselves as creative workers. By bringing together work by scholars of literature, painting, music, craft and the plastic arts, this collection argues that the constructed and contested nature of the female artistic professional was a notable aspect of debates about aesthetic value and the impact of industrial technologies. All the essays in this volume set up a productive inter-art dialogue that complicates conventional binary divisions such as amateur and professional, public and private, artistry and industry in order to provide a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between gender, artistic labour and creativity in the period. Ultimately, how women faced the pragmatics of their own creative labour as they pursued vocations, trades and professions in the literary marketplace and related art-industries reveals the different ideological positions surrounding the transition of women from industrious amateurism to professional artistry.
Ceramic art may have enhanced the House Beautiful but it was seen to encourage clutter, was often of a poor standard and had little functionality. The Arts and Crafts Movement would valorise 'beautiful objects of everyday use', ...
Author: Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi
Category: Literary Criticism
Offers easy-to-follow instruction for a wide range of projects, including: - Bridal headpiece and veil- Satin champagne pouch- Flower girl pomander- Ring bearer pillow- Wedding keepsake wreath
Author: Terry L Rye
Publisher: Adams Media
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Author's Preface Part 3 of ' Crafts and Technologies ' , deals with the arts and crafts of everyday life . While the two previous books in this series show that in the traditional society of the Western Grasslands arts and crafts are ...
Author: Hans Knöpfli
This final book in Paul Atkinson’s celebrated quartet focuses on material culture and sensory ethnography. Using the author’s original fieldwork, the book explores how materials, techniques, tools, and perspectives combine with the five senses to inform ethnographic methods.
Here I confine my comments to issues of analysis and writing that bear directly on craft – the ethnography of craft and the craft of ethnography. First, we need to pay close attention to everyday phenomena and action.
Author: Paul Atkinson
In Diplomatic Material Jason Dittmer offers a counterintuitive reading of foreign policy by tracing the ways that complex interactions between people and things shape the decisions and actions of diplomats and policymakers. Bringing new materialism to bear on international relations, Dittmer focuses not on what the state does in the world but on how the world operates within the state through the circulation of humans and nonhuman objects. From examining how paper storage needs impacted the design of the British Foreign Office Building to discussing the 1953 NATO decision to adopt the .30 caliber bullet as the standard rifle ammunition, Dittmer highlights the contingency of human agency within international relations. In Dittmer's model, which eschews stasis, structural forces, and historical trends in favor of dynamism and becoming, the international community is less a coming-together of states than it is a convergence of media, things, people, and practices. In this way, Dittmer locates power in the unfolding of processes on the micro level, thereby reconceptualizing our understandings of diplomacy and international relations.
A literature has emerged which I term “the New Statecraft,” as it is principally concerned with the everyday crafting of the state. This work has taken inspiration primarily from the humanities. Joe Painter, for instance, turned to the ...
Author: Jason Dittmer
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
"Techniques and projects in step-by-step format for all kinds of ribbon crafts"--Provided by publisher.
Devote a pair of sharp everyday crafting scissors for cutting these ribbons. They are inexpensive, and when they are no longer sharp enough to make a clean cut, they can still be used for cutting paper. Special ribbon-cutting scissors, ...
Publisher: Creative Publishing Int'l
Category: Ribbon work
As our world has become increasingly dependent on technology, and our Western societies have become woefully “Crackberried”— to use the title of a recent documentary on the emotional and social pitfalls of our too-wired ways—an intriguing phenomenon is occurring: There is an increasing amount of interest in returning to some of the simpler arts that were neglected or left behind with the onslaught of technology. Artisans and everyday crafters are finding a renewed satisfaction in making something with their own hands; some are even communicating about the inherent physical- and mental-health benefits found in handwork—and, even more than that, they are framing their handwork as meditation or spiritual practice. In today’s sophisticated and pluralistic society, people are more aware than ever that spiritual practice can be defined more expansively—and the popularity of books focusing on alternative spiritual practices demonstrate that readers are hungry for new (or ancient) ways of enhancing their inner lives. In Crafting Calm the author will explore these new forms of creative spiritual practice and the benefits they provide. The format of With Shannon's book will itself be creative, a rich “potpourri approach” that weaves together interviews, historical facts, projects for readers to do themselves, quotations, and suggested resources. Crafting Calm will serve as an inspirational resource guide to a broad assortment of spiritual practices gathered from the global arts-and-crafts communities, as well as from people who don’t consider themselves artists but who have adopted creatively expressive forms of spiritual practice. While there have been a few books published focusing on a particular form of creative spiritual practice (Skylight Paths, for example, has published books on beading as a spiritual practice; painting as a spiritual practice; and using clay as a spiritual practice), no one has yet explored the breadth of possibilities for creative spiritual practices contained in Crafting Calm.
Again, that image stayed with me and I bought a tiny, handwoven basket from an artisan at a craft fair to anchor that sense of ... If you make a blessing basket, reflect on ways you could integrate it into your everyday schedule—perhaps ...
Author: Maggie Shannon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
This authoritative Handbook presents a comprehensive analysis of the spatial transformation of the state; a pivotal process of globalization. It explores the state as an ongoing project that is always changing, illuminating the new spaces of geopolitics that arise from these political, social, cultural, and environmental negotiations.
This umbrella term includes a range of political geographers (and political scientists or theorists) who are primarily interested in the everyday crafting of the state. Appropriate to the focus on 'crafting' the state, these scholars ...
Author: Sami Moisio
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Political Science
Crafting Communities explores the interface between craft, communication networks, and urbanization in Viking-age Northern Europe. Viking-period towns were the hubs of cross-cultural communication of their age, and innovations in specialized crafts provide archaeologists with some of the best evidence for studying this communication. The integrated results presented in these papers have been made possible through the sustained collaboration of a group of experts with complementary insights into individual crafts. Results emerge from recent scholarly advances in the study of artifacts and production: first, the application of new analytical techniques in artifact studies (e.g. metallographic, isotopic, and biomolecular techniques) and second, the shifted in interpretative focus of medieval artifact studies from a concern with object function to considerations of processes of production, and of the social agency of technology. Furthermore, the introduction of social network theory and actor-network theory has redirected attention toward the process of communication, and highlighted the significance of material culture in the learning and transmission of cultural knowledge, including technology. The volume brings together leading UK and Scandinavian archaeological specialists to explore crafted products and workshop-assemblages from these towns, in order to clarify how such long-range communication worked in pre-modern Northern Europe. Contributors assess the implications for our understanding of early towns and the long-term societal change catalysed by them, including the initial steps towards commercial economies. Results are analyzed in relation to social network theory, social and economic history, and models of communication, setting an agenda for further research. Crafting Communities provides a landmark statement on our knowledge of Viking-Age craft and communication
Following models from anthropology, in order for innovation to take root in the everyday products of the household, two criteria would have to be fulfilled: the arrival of alien craft-workers and the existence of a previously unforeseen ...
Author: Stephen P. Ashby
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Category: Social Science