|Published Date||2007/ /|
1: Practical-functional arts and the uniqueness of craft: questions about terminology -- Purpose, use, and function -- Taxonomy of craft based on applied function -- Different applied functions: tools and craft objects -- Comparing machines, tools, and craft objects -- Purpose and physiological necessity in craft -- Nature and the origin of craft objects -- 2: Craft and fine art -- What are the fine arts and what do they do? -- Social convention versus physical necessity -- Craft, fine art, and nature -- Technical knowledge and technical manual skill -- Hand and body in relation to craft -- Hand and body in relation to fine art -- Physicality versus opticality -- Thingness of the thing -- III: Issues of craft and design -- Material and manual skill -- Design, workmanship, and craftsmanship --
Craftsman versus designer -- Implications of craft and design -- Hand, machine, and material -- IV: Aesthetic objects and aesthetic images -- A historical perspective of craft and aesthetic theory -- Aesthetics and the function/nonfunction dichotomy -- Kant and purpose in fine art -- Fine craft, fine art, fine design -- Intentionality, meaning, and the aesthetic -- Beauty, contemplation, and the aesthetic contemplation operates -- How aesthetic contemplation operates -- Development of the critical objects of studio craft.
|Author||Risatti, Howard Anthony, 1943-|
|Title||A theory of craft : Function and aesthetic expression / Howard Risatti ; foreword by Kenneth R. Trapp.|
Decorative arts -- Philosophy.
|Physical Description||xvi, 327 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Publisher||University of North Carolina|
|Published Place||Chapel Hill, NC|