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.
You probably use at least some of these every day. Leather shoes to protect your feet. Clothes made from wool and cotton to keep you warm and dry. Do you drink from clay mugs? Then there's food cooked or eaten in pots made from metal ...
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
From the publishers of Practical Origami comes 48 more origami crafts for the modern day ecologically-conscious consumer. Everyday Papercrafts's patterns still have origami techniques but feature papercraft elements to build sturdier projects with a focus on more hands-on items for the office and home. With precise instructions and vivid, four-color photographs, Everyday Papercraft shows readers how to create elegant and useful paper projects that you can display or give as gifts. Sophisticated origami or paper crafts fans will appreciate the dozens of origami designs included in the book--with complete how-to instructions and photographs. The book also features information on paper selection and preparation, advance techniques.
The book also features information on paper selection and preparation, advance techniques.
Author: Keiko Komatsubara
Publisher: Vertical Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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
This book brings you awesome do-it-yourself household hacks, parenting hacks, cleaning hacks, beauty hacks, fitness hacks, essential life hacks, and cooking hacks. Do you feel that your life has become mundane, slow, and all-too-difficult? If you want to maximize your lifestyle, become the most creative element of your own life, and fuel yourself with ready discipline to yield essential vibrancy through gift-giving, cleaning, and weight loss endeavors, you NEED this book. Seriously. In this Handmade Book, you will discover: - 365 Crafting Patterns for 365 Days - 45 bonus projects for you to have even more fun with. You will find everything from simple projects for kids to easy sewing projects, jewelry projects, home décor items, and a whole lot more. Let's get crafting! - Additional 45-pattern mini-book as the special bonus for your holiday. And so much more! Become your most creative version of yourself. Become a person brimming with beauty, with engagement. You are the master of your domain. You are the master of DIY. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars every year to join a gym, to clean your house, to become the best kind of parent, or to deliver the best Christmas gifts ever. All you need is this book, a bit of supplies, and some determination. Your life is brimming with possibility. Grab it!
This book brings you awesome do-it-yourself household hacks, parenting hacks, cleaning hacks, beauty hacks, fitness hacks, essential life hacks, and cooking hacks.
Author: Harriet Schwalm
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