Almost Lost Arts
Emily Freidenrich, Narayan Khandekar, Margaret Shepherd
This book is a celebration of tactile beauty and a tribute to human ingenuity. In-depth profiles tell the stories of 20 artisans who have devoted their lives to preserving traditional techniques. Gorgeous photographs reveal these craftspeople’s studios, from Oaxaca to Kyoto and from Milan to Tennessee. Two essays explore the challenges and rewards of engaging deeply with the past. With an elegant three-piece case and foil stamping, this rich volume will be an inspiration to makers, collectors, and history lovers.
Emily Freidenrich is an author living in Seattle.
Narayan Khandekar is the curator for the Forbes Pigment Collection at the Harvard Art Museums.
Margaret Shepherd is a renowned calligrapher based in Boston.
Why we chose this book
Every Christmas and birthday Jamie and I buy each other books, books we wouldn't ordinarily buy ourselves. The sort of books that inspire us to try something new, to learn something different, and this is one of those books. A gorgeous hard back book of traditional crafts, that may one day in the future no longer be with us. A book that you can pick up and put down, drop in and out of, and leave you in awe every single time.