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A definitive and beautifully illustrated sourcebook and guide to high-end craftspeople and artisans working in New York City.
This book takes the reader into the studios of master artisans in fields such as glassblowing, masonry, and wood carving as well as hatmaking, embroidery, and calligraphy. It provides the ultimate sourcebook for objects with real character—whether for renovating the home, re-creating a look from the past, searching for a one-of-a-kind gift, or restoring a beloved antique. The reader will discover hidden gems such as hand-turned ceramic bowls, tables made from a single piece of wood, baskets fashioned from rare black ash, and hand-blocked wallpaper. The tradespeople profiled here have reached a level of expertise attained only through years of practice. These professionals are obsessive about quality and are driven by a profound passion for their work. Most of them toil in obscurity and normally can be found only through word of mouth—until now.
This hardcover book measures 8 inches square. Published April 19, 2011.
March 27, 2012
Founded in 1929, this venerable Italian book publisher is an authority in the world of haute couture, art, architecture, interior design, and gastronomy. Rizzoli’s lavishly illustrated books, which focus on fashion, food and home, are the ne plus ultra of coffee-table trophies. Enrich your life — and your library — with these treasured tomes.