New PDF release: Craftwork as Problem Solving: Ethnographic Studies of Design

By Trevor H.J. Marchand

ISBN-10: 0815346549

ISBN-13: 9780815346548

ISBN-10: 147244292X

ISBN-13: 9781472442925

This quantity brings jointly a cross-disciplinary workforce of anthropologists, researchers of craft, and designer-makers to enumerate and discover the variety and complexity of problem-solving strategies and methods hired through craftspeople, including the major social, cultural, and environmental components that provide upward thrust to specific methods of challenge fixing. providing wealthy, textured ethnographic reviews of craftspeople at paintings world wide, Craftwork as challenge fixing examines the clever practices interested in fixing various difficulties and the ways that those are perceived and evaluated either via makers and creators themselves, and through the societies during which they paintings. With consciousness to neighborhood components equivalent to education regimes and formal schooling, entry to instruments, socialisation and cultural knowing, budgetary constraints and industry calls for, altering applied sciences and fabrics, and political and financial regimes, this publication sheds clean gentle at the multifarious varieties of intelligence desirous about layout and making, inventing and production, and cultivating and generating. As such, it's going to attract students of anthropology, sociology, and cultural geography, in addition to to craftspeople with pursuits in creativity, skilful perform, notion and ethnography.

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