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Future of Craft
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Future of Craft
- From: Jeff Peachey <peachey@PIPELINE.COM>
- Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 09:18:26 -0500
- Message-Id: <199703251429.GAA14874@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>The future of book arts is not endangered by *anything* or *anyone*. People
>will continue to make art, books and book art as long as we stay human.
>Book art is not new - not 25 years old or 50 or 100. Book art has been with
>us since before the baby Jesus and his gang took the codex form and used it
>as a package for their brand of Judaism.
Well, I think the future of craft is in danger, because of the overwhelming
prevelance of objects made by machines, and I see far too many craft objects
trying to immitate machine made ones and not exploiting the diversity that
hand crafting affords.