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Almost Lost Arts

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

By Emily Freidenrich, with contributions by Narayan Khandekar and Margaret Shepherd

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.

This book takes readers in-depth with each artisan and explores how people around the world are saving traditional arts from obscurity. Gorgeous photographs reveal these craftspeople's studios from places like Oaxaca, Kyoto, Milan, and Tennessee.

Almost Lost Arts is a celebration of tactile beauty and an inspiration to makers, collectors, and history lovers.

Chronicle Books, 2019, hardcover, 8 x 11 in, 208 pages.