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Glenn Adamson
Senior Scholar, Yale Center for British Art

Glenn Adamson is a curator and writer on design, craft and art. A senior scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, his latest book is Fewer, Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects (2018). He lives in New York City.

Written by Glenn Adamson

Essay/
Making
Material intelligence

The chasm between producers and consumers leaves many of us estranged from beauty and a vital part of an ethical life

Glenn Adamson