The New Artisans: Handmade Designs for Contemporary Living

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Thames & Hudson, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 319 pages
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The practice of handmade craft has undergone a huge resurgence in recent times. This book captures the new mood—a return to the unique and the artisanal.

The first part of the book profiles over seventy international artisans who represent an astonishing array of crafts. The profiles include information on what inspires each artisan and how they create their products, often in innovative or eco-conscious ways.

The second part of the book consists of an invaluable directory of products, divided into categories: art, ceramics, furniture, glasswork, jewelry, lighting, metalwork, paper and woodwork, stationery, tableware, and textiles. More than 800 color photographs illustrate the huge variety of design work on offer—exquisite paper flowers, handthrown pots and jugs, beaded necklaces, folk-inspired knitted scarves, handblown chandeliers, wooden table lamps, embroideries, and more. Resources include: contact details for the artisans,recommendations of shops, websites, and blogs to visit.

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Review: The New Artisans: Handmade Designs for Contemporary Living

User Review  - Mandy - Goodreads

Beautiful introduction to a wide variety of artists from all over the globe. Great gift for that creative person in your life or a solid addition to any coffee table collection. Read full review

Review: The New Artisans: Handmade Designs for Contemporary Living

User Review  - Goodreads

Beautiful introduction to a wide variety of artists from all over the globe. Great gift for that creative person in your life or a solid addition to any coffee table collection. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Olivier Dupon began his career at Christian Dior, then workedas a buyer and product manager before opening his own boutique. His books include The New Artisans, The New Pâtissiers, and The New Artisans II.

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