Almost Lost Arts
Almost Lost Arts

Almost Lost Arts

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Almost Lost Arts | Traditional Crafts and the Artisans Keeping Them Alive

By Emily Freidenrich

Essays By Narayan Khandekar and Margaret Shepherd

208 Pages, 8" x 11", Hardcover

Published x Laurence King


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.

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.


Author Bio:

Emily Freidenrich is an author living in Seattle.


ISBN: 9781452170206