Saturday, January 4, 2020

Almost Lost Arts: Traditional Crafts and the Artisans Keeping Them Alive (Arts and Crafts Book, Gift for Artists and History Lovers)

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Almost Lost Arts: Traditional Crafts and the Artisans Keeping Them Alive (Arts and Crafts Book, Gift for Artists and History Lovers) Details

About the Author 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. Read more

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I can think of only one other time in my 63 years that I’ve bothered to write a review or speak publicly about a book that I’ve read. As a lifetime reader, I wanted to share this book with all of you. After reading the very first chapter of Almost Lost Arts, I was hooked. The stories of the various artists in this book are uniquely different and yet incredibly fascinating. They have a calling: they have to carry on the tradition of an art form that is from the past that they love.I also had to look up every single artist in the book featured and read what I could about them. I ordered paper from the paper maker. I encouraged my daughter who is visiting Oaxaca next month to meet with one of the artists. The next time I go to New York I’ll certainly visit the neon studio. It goes on and on.- they are all fascinating people with a passion. I only wish I had a small amount of their talent!My complete respect and thanks to the author, Emily Freidenrich. Her passion to write about the various artists, the work and research she must’ve done to complete this book is amazing. It is incredibly well written, and easy for a layman or laywoman like myself to read and appreciate. The book speaks to all audiences, young and old. I love the book so much I bought five copies to give to friends who are art lovers .Buy a copy- you will be lost in time and will appreciate all of the artists.

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