the arts and crafts debate

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Becker in his essay ‘The Arts and Crafts’ has attempted to resolve and discuss, in some respects, the contradictions that developed during the post war era. He tries to define or perhaps realign the contexts in which these ideas are used by analyzing the relationship between arts and crafts through the evolution or perhaps devolution of craft to art and vice-versa; relying particularly on the example of ceramics in the 1960’s and 70’s. In the …

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…of art and craft they are still very relevant to the contemporary ideas today. What his explanation lacks in essence is the individuals personal distinction in the way they view their own work. As the art and craft industries evolve and change so does the need for us to be more accommodating to the fact that proper assessment of the relationship between arts and crafts and its contemporary value and significance will forever remain obscured.