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Author Freidenrich, Emily, author.

Title Almost lost arts : traditional crafts and the artisans keeping them alive / by Emily Freidenrich ; with essays by Narayan Khandekar and Margaret Shepherd.

Publication Info. San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    745.5 FRE    Available
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Description 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The globemakers / Peter Bellerby, Bellerby & Co., London, England -- A tour of Harvard's color library / by Dr. Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies -- The Goryeo celadon potter / Lee Eun Bum, Gallery Huue, Eumsung, South Korea -- Ink warms my soul / by Margaret Shepherd, calligrapher and author of The Art of the Handwritten Note -- The hatmakers / Abbie Dwelle, Paul's Hat Works, San Francisco, California, USA.
The meaning of making -- The globemakers -- The bookmender– The Zapotec dyers and weavers -- A tour of Harvard’s Forbes pigment collection / Narayan Khandekar -- The caster -- The antiquarian horologist -- The wet plate photographers -- The wood type printers -- The cassette tape manufacturers -- The neon sign makers -- The image colorists -- The Goryeo celadon potter -- The enjarradora and adobe-builders -- The papermaker -- The Cypriot weaver -- The bronze casters -- The Kintsugi-shi -- The sign painters -- Ink warms my soul -- The woodcut printers -- The mapmaker -- The hatmakers.
Summary Almost Lost Arts features the stories of 20 artisans who have devoted their lives to preserving traditional techniques. From globemakers and bookmenders to cassette tape manufacturers and neon sign makers, the profiled artisans represent a diverse mix of media, ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds. In-depth profiles of the artisans illuminate the philosophies and histories behind their work. Gorgeous photographs transport you to studios from Oaxaca to Kyoto and from Milan to Tennessee. Two essays explore the challenges and rewards of engaging deeply with tradition. This book is a tribute to human ingenuity and a celebration of tactile beauty.
Subject Handicraft.
Industrial arts.
Added Author Khandekar, Narayan, 1964- contributor.
Shepherd, Margaret, contributor.
ISBN 9781452170206 (alk. paper)

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