December/January 2009

December/January 2009

Featured Articles

In This Issue

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An Architecture Grounded in Craft

It took the late architect Terry Brown 10 years to tap into his Midwestern roots and create a style focused on materials and the handmade. Jayne Merkel writes of Brown’s Mushroom House in Cincinnati.

Craft, Space and Interior Design

The Canadian scholar Sandra Alfoldy, coeditor of a recent book, explores the interrelationship of craft and architectural spaces, particularly as it relates to interior design.

Craft, Space and Interior Design

The Canadian scholar Sandra Alfoldy, coeditor of a recent book, explores the interrelationship of craft and architectural spaces, particularly as it relates to interior design.

Healing Arts

In 20 years, University Hospitals in Cleveland has assembled a first-rate art and craft collection that contributes to an environment beneficial to patients, medical personnel and visitors. Dorothy Shinn surveys the high points and talks to the collection's curator, Trudy Wiesenberger, about the impetus behind such a collection.

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High Styles

Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam
By Todd Merrill and
Julie V. Iovine

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J Schatz

At Jim Schatz's creek-side home and studio in upstate New York, the trees bear the fruits of his labor: glossy, egg-shaped earthenware bird houses

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Pocket Book

The Ceramics Book: Second Edition
Edited by Emmanuel Cooper
Ceramic Review Publishing
London, England

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Speaking with the Text of Textile

Fiber artists Polly Barton, Mary Zicafoose, Mary Anne Jordan and Eleanor McCain take textiles to new heights; Suzanne Smith Arney surveys their concurrent shows at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

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The Hand and the Book

The Center for Book Arts
Illustrated Fine Printing: Whittington & Matrix in America
New York, New York