Book review: Digital Hand Made, Lucy Johnson

skeels, Rebecca (2015) Book review: Digital Hand Made, Lucy Johnson. Findings (60). p. 28. ISSN 2041-7047

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Book review by Rebecca Skeels.

‘Rarely does a good idea come from a digital tool. And most artists define themselves before they start, which also limits these ideas. Better to have an idea and then define the tool required, then there is no difference between artisanal tools and digital ones’ - Wim Delvoye p. 56, Digital Handmade.

Lucy Johnston’s book profiles over 70 practitioners (both individuals and companies) who combine craft with digital technologies. They represent a broad range of makers who work in a variety of scales, materials, contexts and meanings, and the notes on each one of the makers is accompanied by fabulous visuals of great objects. The information about the makers includes the makers’ particular interests, research or focus, showing how varied their approaches to their crafts are and how important it is to select the right tools.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published by The Association for Contemporary Jewellery.
Date: 1 March 2015
Subjects: W700 Crafts
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Jewellery
Depositing User: Rebecca Skeels
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 09:36
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 09:36
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8744

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