For the first time, we will be hosting an “in real life” book club, alongside the tweet chat – join us!


In this book, Glenn Adamson argues that far from sounding its death knell, the industrial revolution was actually the birthplace of modern craft, creating its identity as an alternative to mass manufacture.


“Glenn Adamson, a curator at the V&A in London, who I think is the best writer on craft since Peter Dormer, is able to convince even a sceptic like me that craft is not only alive, but that it is vital,” said Edwin Heathcote in Icon magazine “And interesting … This book stands up beside anything on craft I have read so far. From the politics of labour to the intricacies of lacemaking, this is a superb book that covers a huge territory and is stuffed full of ideas and unexpected associations. If, like me, you think you’re not really interested in craft, you may be surprised.”


For the first time, we will be hosting Design Book Club “in real life.” Join us at 9pm on Thursday 01 December at SohoWorks, Shoreditch, 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ. Please RSVP to [email protected] to make sure your name is on the guest list. And don’t worry if you can’t make it, we will also be tweeting as normal via #designbookclub. See you / tweet you then!

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