The Journal of Modern Craft

Published by Berg, The Journal of Modern Craft is an important resource for you as a researcher or designer.

“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.”

DEFINITELY have a look at this journal in preparation for your thesis.  For access to the journal ($$) please click here.

Here are some random topics they have covered :

Telling a Story: The Art and Craft of Denim


Readymade or Handmade?


“The Artisan,”from The Mirror of Production

By Jean Baudrillard


Virtual Guilds:

Collective Intelligence and the Future of Craft


Masks, Elephants,and Djembe Drums:

Craft as Historical Experience in Ghana


Knitting is . . .

Some article are available online, but I’ll request that the library subscribe to this title!