Modern in the Making surveys the multifaceted histories of postwar craft and design in British Columbia from an interdisciplinary perspective. Presenting the work of more than 125 artists, it is the first volume to document the evolution of modern ceramics, weaving, furniture design, fashion and jewellery produced between 1945 and 1975 in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and beyond. Featuring an introduction by co-curator Daina Augaitis, an in-depth historical overview by collector and co-curator Allan Collier that maps a trajectory of design practice in the region, two commissioned essays by noted scholars Michelle McGeough and Michael J. Prokopow, and artist biographies, this heavily illustrated publication is the first to address this history in a comprehensive manner.
Modern in the Making: Post-War Craft and Design in British Columbia was published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Daina Augaitis, Interim Director; Allan Collier, Guest Curator; and Stephanie Rebick, Associate Curator; and presented from July 18, 2020, to January 3, 2021.
Edited by Stephanie Rebick
Forward and Introduction by Daina Augaitis
Essays by Michelle McGeough, Michael J. Prokopow, Allan Collier, Jenn Jackson, and Stephanie Rebick
7.75 x 10.75 inches
229 colour and black and white illustrations
Vancouver Art Gallery and Figure1 Publishing