Issue 18 — Fall/Winter 2022
Manual 18 explores human interactions with the natural world, from frank awe and deep appreciation of the immediate moment to eternal questions and ancient unfinished business. This issue of Manual complements the exhibition Being and Believing in the Natural World, co-curated by Gina Borromeo, Wai Yee Chiong, and Sháńdíín Brown, on view at the RISD Museum now through June 4, 2023.
Manual: a journal about art and its making, a twice-yearly publication, uses the collections, exhibitions, and collaborations of the RISD Museum as an impetus for essays and interviews, artist interventions, and archive highlights. A fusion of academic arts journal and design magazine, Manual is a resource for engaged conversations about art, design, and the impact of creative making by curators, artists, scholars, and educators.
ISSUE 16 / OBJECT LESSON
"Our cradleboards are living beings"
A Conversation with Vanessa Paukeigope Jennings & Carl Jennings
ISSUE 15 / OBJECT LESSON
Deceptive Decor: Uncovering Arsenic in Eighteenth-& Nineteenth-Century Wallpapers
ISSUE 14 / APPENDIX
Defying the Shadow
Anita N. Bateman
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Diné (Navajo) Native North American
Man's wearing blanket (Chief blanket, phase III) (detail), ca. 1865–ca. 1880
Wool; tapestry weave
Width: 141.0 cm (55 ½ inches)
Gift of Mrs. John Sloan