Craftworkers in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: Making and Adapting in an Industrial Age

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Abstract

A cultural history of artisans and hand skills against the background of technical and commercial modernisation in Scotland
•Draws on personal, business, institutional and official records as well as newspaper reports and visual illustrations
•Examples cover the whole of Scotland and all areas of craftwork and handmade goods
•Considers the changing cultural value accorded to handmade goods for craftworkers and their customers
This book examines individuals, families and communities of craftworkers and their changing experience in town and country. Based on case studies drawn from personal, business, institutional and official records, as well as newspaper reports and visual illustrations, it looks at workplace dynamics and handmade wares shaped by personal consumption, rather than industrial production.
Contents:
List of Illustrations; Preface
Introduction: Craftworkers Today and in the Long-Eighteenth Century
Chapter 1. Edinburgh and the Luxury Crafts
Chapter 2. Industrial Crafts: Glasgow and Beyond
Chapter 3. Rural Craft in Lowlands and Highlands
Chapter 4. Tourism and Craftwork
Chapter 5. Country House Building and Furnishing
Chapter 6. Exhibiting Craftwork
Chapter 7. Amateur Craft
Conclusion: Evaluating the Craft Economy
Bibliography; Index
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages272
Volume1
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781474493109, 9781474493093
ISBN (Print)9781474493079
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021

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