THE REAL THING: ESSAYS ON MAKING IN THE MODERN WORLD by Tanya Harrod
Hyphen Press, 2015 First edition, 358 pp., 5" X 8 1/4" Softcover
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Over thirty years, Tanya Harrod has written on craft for newspapers, magazines, and journals. As these essays show, there are no boundaries in her vision: art is considered in the light of craft, and craft in the light of art; design is present too – developing and sometimes separating from craft and art. In part these essays document the development of these shifts, looking always at the particular, vivid embodiment. The real thing is a surprising and substantial contribution to the literature of ‘making’.