Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

Handmade in Britain

Jo Norman



We can order this in for you
How long will it take?


V & A Publishing
01 November 2012
Non-graphic art forms; Ceramic arts, pottery, glass; Decorative arts
This important book forms part of the Handmade in Britain partnership between the V&A and the BBC. Published as the culmination of a year-long season of programming over three series, it explores the history of making in Britain, looking across all media within the decorative arts. Handmade in Britain expands on the programmes, featuring key objects and makers in the V&A's collection as well as contributions from contemporary practitioners. It traces Britain's status as an unsophisticated importer of luxury Renaissance goods, to becoming one of the leading worldwide exporters of decorative arts by the end of the nineteenth century, and discusses present-day making - particularly the relationship between industrialized and craft-based processes and practice. It also shows how the history of making in Britain is not a London-centric story, but one of regional centres across the country often suited to different manufacturers for specific reasons. Like the programmes, the book takes each tradition in turn, looking at ceramics, metalwork, wood, textiles and stained glass.
By:   Jo Norman
Imprint:   V & A Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 275mm,  Width: 223mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   1.180kg
ISBN:   9781851777082
ISBN 10:   1851777083
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   01 November 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jo Norman is part of the Research Department at the V&A. She has contributed to several V&A books, including Baroque (V&A 2009) and Princely Treasures (V&A 2011).

See Also