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Crafts
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1. Concept

Since around the end of World War II, the term crafts has been used to distinguish objects made by hand from industrial products. However, this distinction ignores developments in industry and design alike since the last third of the 19th century (including the Aesthetic Movement), developments that intensified fro…

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Richter, Thomas, “Crafts”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022889>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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