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HAD-460 Crafting Modern Craft-History, Theory, Politics

3 Credits

This course thematically investigates issues in modern craft in the 19th and 20th centuries across different geographic regions and cultures. Weekly topics address questions such as: changing definitions and understandings of what constitutes craft; labor, production and economies of craft; the accumulation and display of craft objects in private collections and museum displays; and the politics and purposes of craft as they operate on individual and collective levels.