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Title :

Eel-traps without eels

Author :
BUTCHER, Mary ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Considers the ways in which artefacts of peasant society have come to be consumed as artworks in the late 20th c. As its main object, considers an eel-trap made by the distinguished living basketmaker, David Drew, which was displayed in the exhibition entitled Weaving willow (1993-1996). Examines the production and function of the eel-trap within the agrarian economy in England, France and Poland, and the changes they have undergone; the work of David Drew and its place within the world of goods; the role of cultural intermediaries in the validation of changes in consumption; and addresses current debates concerning aesthetic definitions of art and artefact, particularly in the recent work on the anthropologist, Alfred Gell. ;
Pagination/Size :
15 ill.; 2 diagrams ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Drew, David, n.1939 ; Grande-Bretagne ; Nasse à anguilles ; Oeuvre d'art ; Vannerie ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Basketmaking ; Drew, David, b.1939 ; Eel traps ; Great Britain ; Works of art ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Journal of design history, 1997, 10, 4
INIST identifier :
24996768 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0952-4649 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Oxford University Press, Oxford
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;