Washington, D.C. National Museum of American Art, 1998. First edition. Color Pictorial Wraps. Quarto, pp. 192, illustrated with color photographs. New. Item #20433
This book was published to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. It tells how the Smithsonian Institution created a showcase for modern crafts under the auspices of the National Museum of American Art. This book is both an introduction to the world of modern crafts and a compendium of favorites from the collection for those knowledgeable in the field. Since crafts are first and foremost objects rather than simply printed images, perhaps the book will serve as an invitation to visit the collections at the Renwick Gallery as well.