Crafts in a Muddle 1 2 3 4 5 6 - PRINTER VERSION
>> remedy this state of affairs, but instead highlights and emphasizes this deplorable fact.
Rudolf Arnheim's words at an American Craft Council conference in 1961 are, regrettably, as true
today as they were then.
"As we look around in the field of crafts we see an abundance of talent and skill. We notice
striking, original shapes, ever new ways of using new techniques and materials, and occasionally,
a delicate sense of order and proportion. If, nevertheless, the general state of affairs is not
quite satisfactory, it is because of an uncertainty of aims."
The question those in the craft field, who are committed to the craft language, have to ask of
is not Benezra's "But Is It Art?" but rather, is it craft?
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