"Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855?005 "

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Constructed space is defined by its shape, by the materials with which it is enclosed and by the objects that are placed within or decorate its exterior or interior. The interaction of these crafted objects or decorated surfaces with space provides viewers or inhabitants with visual clues about the environment as well as visual cues about decorum: viewers can know what kind of behaviour is expected and what the space means. Furnishings and dress, textile panels and clay pots, stained glass and gesso panels, all defined as craft or decorative art, give architectural space, defined as high art, its character: without craft, architecture is empty and devoid of meaning. This engaging collection of essays presents the first sustained exploration of the relationship of craft to architectural spaces. The book unravels the complex ways in which craft controls, manipulates, organises and defines space, to highlight how the relationship between craft and space can be understood as a form of communication between related parts that combine to form a unified whole.tapestries and rugs and all kinds of exciting, unique handcraft have become firmly integrated with architectural dAccor, liberating the final concept from the frantic, last-minute a€œinterior decoratinga€ so prevalent elsewherea#39; (ibid., p. ... formed in Winnipeg in February 1965 and dedicated to the idea of integrating the concerns of craft into the wider field of art and design.3 ... Although the college did not have a full craft programme, Chambers pieced together as many craft classes as he could, anbsp;...

Title:"Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855?005 "
Author: Sandra Alfoldy
Publisher:Routledge - 2017-07-05

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