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2015 new books
Masters of Craft:
224 Artists in Fiber, Clay, Glass, Metal, and Wood: Portraits by Paul J. Smith
Paul J. Smith
• Captures 224 of the twentieth century’s top studio craft artists in 240 black-and-white portraits
• Reflects the 50-year perspective of Paul J. Smith, Director Emeritus, Museum of Arts and Design
• Collectively illustrates 224 makers who share a belief in the importance of the handmade object
This collection of 240 photographs documents 224 of the 20th century’s top studio craft artists, makers
working in fiber, clay, glass, metal, and wood. The photographs are by Paul J. Smith, Director Emeritus of the
Museumof Arts andDesign. Drawing on Smith’s career of over 50 years as an arts administrator and curator,
this book documents his extensive interest in meeting artists in their studios, as well as at conferences and
national and international events. By reflecting his firsthand experience of the changing currents in 20th-
century craft, this book is a uniquely personal record that captures an important aspect of the history of the
studio craft movement. These images, taken over a 30-year period, record and portray details of 224 artists.
Collectively the photographs illustratemakers who havemuch in common andwho are part of a community
that share friendships, interests, and a belief in the importance of the handmade object.
Paul J. Smith
, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, is a preeminent
authority on 20th-century craft and design. He was director of the museum of the American Craftsmen’s
Council (ACC) for 24 years.
Size: 9" x 12" • 240 b/w photos • 240 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4929-4 • hard cover • $50.00
The Art of the Contemporary Doll
Sandra Korinchak
• More than 220 photos of works by 50 dollmakers reveal the art’s dynamic scope
• Details the range of work produced across the United States
• Includes more than 200 dolls featuring the most contemporary styles, media, and designs
More than 220 color photos, together with descriptions of 50 dollmakers’ richly variedworks and techniques,
make up this fascinating overview of the state of the dollmaking art right now. The diverse range of designs,
styles and media—from plastic to wood, metal to found objects—serves as an inspiration, a reference, and
a summary of the dollmaking world in the early 21st century. The 50 doll artists featured, working across
the U.S., share personal insights about their own experiences with the creative process. They also discuss
challenges of aspects like facial detail and expression, material integrity and longevity, embellishments, and
construction. For designers, artists, craftspeople, and others, this breathtaking summary captures and reveals
today’s dollmaking art.
Sandra Korinchak
is an editor and writer with twenty years of experience in the subject areas of crafts,
how-to, and art.
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 222 color photos • 128 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4860-0 • hard cover • $29.99
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