March 24, 2018

Wonderful Color Photographs Capture American Craft Scene in the 1960s

During the 1950s, some artists turned to the truth-to-materials doctrine. This movement also entailed an emphasis on the collective production of crafts work. Craftsmen sometimes worked together during this period to develop more ambitious projects.

The culture of the 1960s was even more conducive to the development of studio crafts. This period saw a rejection of materialism and exploration of alternative ways of living. For some, the creation of handicrafts provided just such an outlet.

These vintage color photographs taken by Nina Leen in 1966 give us an amazing glimpse into American craft scene in the 1960s.






























(Photos by Nina Leen)




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