the art of not making: the new artist/artisan relationship
the art of not making
The first book to highlight and explore the way artists collaborate with artisans and craftspeople to realise their work.
Can an artist claim that an object is a work of art if it has been made for him or her by someone else? If so, who is the author of such a work? And just what is the difference between a work of art and a work of craft? The Art of Not Making explores the concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act, and highlighting the vital role that skills from craft and industrial production play in creating some of todays most innovative and highly sought-after works of art.