Lia Pupura monograph cover

Initiated in 1991, Haystack’s Monograph Series provides a forum for writers of varied perspectives to reflect on the idea of craft. Now totaling thirty-one in the series, monographs cover a range of topics and are distributed to art schools and libraries throughout the US. They can be purchased through the school for $4.00 each*, including postage and handling.

The Haystack Reader, an anthology of monographs #1-23 published by Haystack and the University of Maine Press is now available to purchase for $24.95 plus shipping and handling*. Discounts available for large orders (10 or more). To order The Haystack Reader or individual monographs, contact the Haystack office at (207) 348-2306 or haystack@haystack-mtn.org.

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Order two or more of Haystack’s books and we’ll include a free copy of Discovery: Fifty Years of Craft Experience at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts –a collection of images and essays from former Haystack faculty and students– published in 2001 to celebrate the school’s 50th Anniversary.

Monograph Listing


Publication Date
           
     Year Written | Monograph Title 
2017

 

2016     In the Presence of Makers, by Lia Purpura

 

2016

 

2015     eight days, by Maira Kalman

 

2015

 

2014     Seeking a Needle in the Haystack, by Juhani Pallasmaa

 

2014

 

2013      Sixty by Sixty, by Bill Roorbach

 

2013

 

2012      Hiophany: The Sound of Humans Making Things, by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

 

2012

 

2011      Creativity & Ingenuity, Essays by presenters in an invitational symposium held at Haystack from September 8-11, 2011.

 

2011

 

2010      Approaching Haystack, by Bill Carpenter

 

2010

 

2009     Stone Songs, or Disagreeing with Dolphy: Two Weeks in Another Town, by Bill Harris

 

2009

 

2009     O Brave New World: Looking at Time, Making, and Creativity, essays and excerpts by presenters in an invitational  symposium held at Haystack from September 24-27, 2009

 

2009

 

 

 

2008     The Ecology of Uncertainty by Akiko Busch — Please note that this title is published through our website and The Haystack Reader. To view and download Akiko Busch’s monograph, click on the title.

 

2008

 

2007     A Crack In Everything: How We Know What’s Done Is Done, by David Jauss

 

2007

 

2006     Field Notes on Hands, by Alison Hawthorne Deming

 

2006

 

2005     I Tinker Therefore I Am, by Mark Thomson

 

 2006

 

 

2006     Craft and Community: Sustaining Place, essays and excerpts by participants in an invitational symposium held at Haystack from September 28-October 1, 2006

 

2005

 

2004     Making More than Sense, by Ralph Caplan

 

2004

 

 

2004     Craft and Design: Hand, Mind and the Creative Process, essays by participants in Haystack’s invitational symposium retreat with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

 

2004

 

2003     Finding and Making: the Strange Attractor’s Contribution to Form, by Barbara Hurd

 

2003

 

2002   The Child, the Painter, and the Forgotten Life of Things, by David Abram

 

2002

 

 

2002     Digital Dialogues: Technology and the Hand, essays by artists and scientists who participated in Haystack’s Symposium

 

2002

 

2001      An Intricacy of Simple Means, by Kim Stafford

 

2001

 

 

2000     Whatever We Touch Is Touching Us: Craft Art and a Deeper Sense of Ecology, by Paulus Berensohn

 

2000

 

 

1999       If ‘Great’ Art is Dead, Who Cares? and Two Orphans and a Dog: Art and Transformation, by Ellen Dissanayake

 

1999

 

 

 

1989      Materials and the Embodiment of Meaning, by Judith Burton; Expanding Art Education’s Horizons: The Landscape of Design, by Paul Sproll; The Cultural Dimensions of Craft Education, by Jo-Anna Moore; and, Education as the Discovery of Self: The Role of the Artist as a Creative Person, by Gerry Williams

 

1998

 

1997       Imagine an International Craft, by Kevin Murray

 

1997

 

1996      Single and Plural, by Marianne Boruch

 

1996

 

1995      Recycle and Reuse, by Margo Mensing

 

1995

 

 

1994      Words and Worth: An Anthropologist Interprets Function and Craft, by Margaret Mackenzie; and Paper or Plastic: The Form and Contents, by Nance O-Banion

 

1994

 

1993      The Craftsman as Yeoman: Myth and Cultural Identity in American Craft, by Mary Douglas

 

1993

 

1992       Crafting Truth with Consequence, by Gerhardt Knodel, with responses by Sarah Bodine and Michael Dunas

 

1992

 

1991        Considering Crafts Criticism, by Janet Koplos; and Craft and The Impulse to Abstract, by Warren Seelig

 

1991

 

 

1991        Craft and Learning, by William Daley; Reflections on Twelve Days at Haystack, by Audrey Walker; and Reflections on Learning: Faculty Interviews, by Jo-Anna Moore

 

1991

 

 

1990        Craft in the ’90s: A Return to Materials, by Nancy Corwin, Jonathan Fairbanks and Wayne Higby

 

 

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