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By Stephen Knott

Amateur Craft presents an illuminating and historically-grounded account of beginner craft within the sleek period, from nineteenth century Sunday painters and novice carpenters to give day railway modellers and yarnbombers. Stephen Knott's attention-grabbing research explores the curious and unforeseen attributes of items made open air standardised versions of mass creation, arguing that beginner craft perform is 'differential' – a short lived second of keep watch over over paintings that either departs from and informs our efficient engagement with the world.

Knott's dialogue of the theoretical features of novice craft perform is substantiated through ancient case stories that cluster round the interval 1850–1950. in retrospect to the emergence of the fashionable beginner, he makes connection with modern paintings and layout perform that harnesses or exploits beginner stipulations of constructing. From Andy Warhol to Simon Starling, such inventive curiosity elucidates the mercurial traits of beginner craft.

Invaluable for college kids and researchers in artwork and layout, modern craft, fabric tradition and social background, Amateur Craft counters either the marginalisation and the glorification of beginner craft perform. it's richly illustrated with forty-one photos, 14 in color, together with nineteenth century ephemera and works of up to date art.

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