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Re: crafting art, arting craft
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- From: "Whitehill, Laurie" <lwhitehi@CCSMTP.RISD.EDU>
- Date: Fri, 21 Mar 1997 12:54:53 EST
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Regarding the articles you mentioned from the panel
discussion on the Art/Craft Connection, I have found a few
citations which might be of help. Unfortunately, our
library is missing one key issue of Craft Horizons and does
not subscribe to the other titles.
The citations below were found in the ART INDEX, published
by the same folks (Wilson Publishing) who produce the
READERS' GUIDE.... The ART INDEX, is searchable on a CD ROM
from 1984 to present. For articles before then (1929-1984),
one must search by hand through the printed indexes. The
ART INDEX, and other Wilson Company indexes, are available
on the WEB, but you must establish an account with them in
order to search their database. Keep in mind that the WEB
version also does not access the earlier issues of the
index. These earlier indexes just aren't in machine
readable form yet.
By the way, if Elsa Wachs wishes to find more current
articles on the art/craft debate, she should go to an art
library or a large public library which has access to the
ART INDEX database online or on CD ROM and search under the
subject CRAFTS/PHILOSOPHY. I found a number of
interesting references, written by artisans in wood, metal,
fabric, clay, etc. The debate lives on.
So here goes... these are untried, except where noted.
"Writing, Thinking, and Being in the Arts Today" CRAFT
HORIZONS volume 38, June 1978, pages 32-6.
It mentions a roundtable discussion which took place
March 13, 1978 between CRAFT HORIZONS and the World Crafts
Council with editors, writers, and educators on the needs
and problems in art and craft writing and publishing. It
was in preparation for the special symposium of the
World Crafts Council taking place at the September
international conference in Kyoto. Rose Slivka was
the moderator, I believe. (There is also a photo with
Richard Minsky in it.) I don't think this is the actual
discussion that included Peter Voulkos, Dale Chihuly, and
John Kelsey, however. It appears to be PART ONE.
The second part of this discussion should be in CRAFT
HORIZONS volume 38, October 1978, pages 30-32.
Unfortunately I was not able to see a copy of this issue.
Perhaps this part includes the debate with Voulkos, Chihuly,
This next citation sounds more like what you were
remembering, but again, I was unable to see a copy of this
article. And it's only one page, so it can't be much more
than a summary or announcement.
Slivka, Rose. "The Artcraft Connection" CRAFT
INTERNATIONAL volume 6 number 4, 1988, page 4
Also try these-
Meyer, Melissa. "The Aesthetical is the Political (What
constitutes a work of art? or, how is fine art different
from crafts? Artists talk on art, 1978; roundtable
discussion)" WOMEN ARTISTS NEWS volume 16-17, '91-'92,
Schwartz, Judy S. "The Medium is Still the Message (The art
in crafts: summary of 1978 panel discussion)" WOMEN ARTISTS
NEWS volume 16-17, '91-'92, pages 84-5
Any corrections, feedback or further ideas on these
references would be appreciated. I'm new to this list. An
art librarian, artists' books curator, and a book artist,
pastepaper-maker. I wish I'd signed on sooner!
Readers' Services Librarian
Rhode Island School of Design Library
Two College Street
Providence, RI 02903