Cabinet-making and the contemporary imagination

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dc.contributor.advisor McAlster, Craig Bailey, Daniel 2009-06-22T19:15:12Z 2009-06-22T19:15:12Z 1983-12-12
dc.description.abstract Before becoming a serious woodworker, I was preoccupied with other art forms, primarily contemporary poetry and fiction. Film, sculpture, painting, music, and performance also seemed to be powerful genres in which the imagination could manifest itself most directly, and influence human lives with a magical force. As an undergraduate in the early 1970's, I received a degree in literature. At that time the poetry readings I attended in New York City were as important as the books and ideas to which I was exposed in a progressive classroom situation. What I gained from this experience was a particular sense of aesthetics which I still practice to some extent as a woodworker. It is a way of thinking about material, a consideration of the maker's responsibility, a sense of open form, and a consciousness of balancing the old and the new. These ideas established in those days are quite literally the matrix from which I began to practice woodworking. en_US
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dc.subject Furniture making en_US
dc.subject Carpentry en_US
dc.subject Furniture design en_US
dc.subject.lcc TT194.B34 1983
dc.subject.lcsh Furniture making en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cabinetwork en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Furniture design en_US
dc.title Cabinet-making and the contemporary imagination en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US College of Fine and Applied Arts en_US
dc.description.department Fine Woodwork en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Keyes, William Rochester Institute of Technology en_US

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