Almost Lost Arts. By Emily Friedenrich.
Traditional Crafts and the Artisans Keeping Them Alive.
Almost Lost Arts features the stories of 20 artisans who have devoted their lives to preserving traditional techniques. From globe-makers and book-menders to cassette tape manufacturers and neon sign makers, the profiled artisans represent a diverse mix of media, ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds.Gorgeous photographs reveal these craftspeople’s studios from places like Oaxaca, Kyoto, Milan, and Tennessee.
Each maker is accompanied by an in-depth profile telling their story
Features two essays that discuss the challenges and rewards of engaging deeply with the past
An inspiration to makers, collectors, and history lovers
Almost Lost Arts is a celebration of tactile beauty and a tribute to human ingenuity. This book takes readers in-depth with each artisan and explores how people around the world are saving traditional arts from obscurity. A visual delight and an inspirational read for anyone who treasures handmade goods: collectors, makers, and those who dream of quitting their office jobs and learning a craft. The perfect gift for artists, makers, collectors, crafters, fans of vintage ephemera, history lovers, trivia buffs, travelers, parents, and millennials
Measures approx. 8″ x 12″