Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Craft Reader

I've been reading this on and off for the past few weeks in an effort to expand my theory deficient and unedu-ma-cated brain, as well as to get some ideas to put toward the Love and Money show. I particularly enjoyed the essays Building Materials by Adolf Loos and The Revival of Handicraft by William Morris. Adolf Loos wrote the infamous essay Ornament and Crime, in which he proclaimed that ornament was a sign of degeneracy(!).

More on The Craft Reader here.


sweetie pie press said...

i agree with the asian spammers, i need to brush up on my theory, too.

or...maybe craft is anti-theoretical. my contradictions keep me on my toes.

Tara Bursey said...

Mine too...for sure. My internal dialogue is often frighteningly schizophrenic. That goodness no one can hear my thoughts...

Like you, I struggle against anti-theoretical impulses. I am a maker, through and through.