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Refugee as artisan: The image of Vietnamese craft

Jennifer Way

Jennifer Way is Professor of Art History at the University of North Texas, Dallas Forth Worth, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Vietnamese Craft : American Diplomacy and Domestication

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Introduction How did a photograph of a refugee basketmaker published in Interiors magazine support American Cold War efforts in South Vietnam? The photograph in question depicts a young artisan sitting alone on the ground making a basket...

The U.S., North Vietnam, and South Vietnam: Competing narratives of craft

Jennifer Way

Jennifer Way is Professor of Art History at the University of North Texas, Dallas Forth Worth, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Vietnamese Craft : American Diplomacy and Domestication

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Introduction English-language discourses of Vietnamese craft took shape as mobile, geographically wide-ranging accounts of why the craft mattered. American government, trade, and serial publications, nationally circulating newspapers...

State Department and United Nations foundations for Vietnamese craft aid

Jennifer Way

Jennifer Way is Professor of Art History at the University of North Texas, Dallas Forth Worth, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Vietnamese Craft : American Diplomacy and Domestication

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Viet-Nam, a small nation on the east coast of the Southeast Asian peninsula, has an importance in current world history far out of proportion to its size, for it is one of the spots on the globe, like Korea and Germany, where the Communist...

Introduction: Vietnam at home, 1955–1961

Jennifer Way

Jennifer Way is Professor of Art History at the University of North Texas, Dallas Forth Worth, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Vietnamese Craft : American Diplomacy and Domestication

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...In Martha Rosler’s photomontage series, House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home, ca. 1967–1972, images of American soldiers and their artillery, battle sites in Vietnam, and Vietnamese people that Rosler culled from American print media...

Artifact, art, craft: Displaying and collecting different Vietnams

Jennifer Way

Jennifer Way is Professor of Art History at the University of North Texas, Dallas Forth Worth, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Vietnamese Craft : American Diplomacy and Domestication

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Introduction The craft aid program developed while an exhibition about Vietnamese culture came together at the Smithsonian, and personnel from each project were aware of the other one. At the Smithsonian, Thomas M. Beggs, director...

From salvaging to merchandising: Exhibiting Vietnamese craft for American consumers

Jennifer Way

Jennifer Way is Professor of Art History at the University of North Texas, Dallas Forth Worth, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Vietnamese Craft : American Diplomacy and Domestication

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Introduction In mobilizing Vietnamese craft to cross national borders and seek markets along the American domestic front of the Cold War, the American craft aid program depended on the exhibition of Vietnamese craft to provide a means...

Conclusion

Jennifer Way

Jennifer Way is Professor of Art History at the University of North Texas, Dallas Forth Worth, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Vietnamese Craft : American Diplomacy and Domestication

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...American Cold War needs for multi-layered diplomatic connections with South Vietnam brought that nation into the Free World on matters of security and economy. In pursuing these interests and needs by engaging with Vietnamese craft...

Designer as diplomat

Jennifer Way

Jennifer Way is Professor of Art History at the University of North Texas, Dallas Forth Worth, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Vietnamese Craft : American Diplomacy and Domestication

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...In every nation he entered, the designer had to clarify his purpose there, not only to the craftsman but to himself.Avrom Fleishman, “Design as a Political Force, Part 2,” Industrial Design 4, no. 4 (April 1957), 47.Avrom Fleishman, “Design...