Taking Another Look Through Digitization

Taking Another Look Through Digitization

American Craft August/September 1984

American Craft August/September 1984

We are so pleased to have accomplished the digitization of Craft Horizons and American Craft from 1941 through 1990, making the full content of these magazines freely available to scholars, history buffs, and craft enthusiasts.

With summer in full swing, the cover of the August/September 1984 issue of American Craft caught our eye. The cover article by Malabar Hornblower and William S. Brewster is “The Canvas-Covered Wooden Canoe,” built by Jerry Stelmok of Atkinson, Maine. The article includes a bit of the history of the vessel, how Stelmok became a canoe builder, and some information about his process. (For comparison, see our December/January 2012 American Craft cover article on Nick Offerman and his canoe.)

The first article in this issue is about a new era for the American Craft Museum (now the Museum of Arts and Design) and its plans for new headquarters. Also included: An interview with the curator of a Harvey Littleton retrospective, a commentary on beautiful European lace exhibitions, and a story about studio glass pioneer Maurice Heaton.

This digitization was made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Please contact the library if you have any questions about our digitized issues of Craft Horizons and American Craft.

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