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Old Aug 02, 2009, 10:35 AM
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Craft or Art or Something else?

This brings up a big and old debate. Is ship Modeling a Craft or an Art form. Will the use of computer tech to make a part even qualify as craft as we know it now? Perhaps it is just engineering. I see no differance in making it with a computer than ordering it from Billings and Blue Jacket. However the Smithsonian will not accept a model made with commercial fabricated parts. Some bought parts they allow like chain. It is a VERY SHORT list though. I do not think they accept models made with CA because the Jury of Time is still out. Perhaps they will not accept models with computer generated parts because it is not hand made.

I think ship modeling is craft because I am trying to copy something created by others. I think ship design should qualify as a form of art. The Marine architect dreamed it up and created it. This applies to buildings and engineering projects as well. Some bridges are beautiful and should be art.

Enough for now.

Phil Roach
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