Journal of Modern Craft 1.1

The new periodical The Journal of Modern Craft will cover all aspects of craft as it exists within the condition of modernity (conceived as roughly from the mid-19th century to the present day), without geographical or disciplinary boundary. Its editors welcome articles that analyze the relevance of craft to architecture, design, contemporary art, and other fields, as well as the central disciplines of clay, wood, fiber, glass, metal, paper, etc.

The Journal of Modern Craft is produced by Berg Publishers, who have several related journals underway already (among them Fashion Theory, Home Cultures, and Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture).

The journal was launched in March, 2008. Each issue will include an editorial page; 4-5 peer-reviewed articles, each about 25 pages in length; an exhibition and book review section; and a reprinted historical text, sometimes in translation.

The overall editorial objective is that the journal will support a mobile and wide-ranging contemporary discourse on craft as an issue in all creative fields, while also being an authoritative historical voice on the subject of craft as a field or movement in its own right.

For access to the full contents of this journal, go here.

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