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Handmade Nation: The Rise Of DIY, Art, Craft, And Design (2008)

by Faythe Levine(Favorite Author)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 2
1568987870 (ISBN13: 9781568987873)
Princeton Architectural Press
review 1: There is certainly something to be said for being a trailblazer, and all of the crafters in this book represent a second coming-of-age for not only the handmade community, but also an entire generation. “I was going to all these fairs and I remember thinking: Something big is happening. This has to be documented,” said Faythe Levine, the book’s co-author in her September 2008 New York Times interview.Faythe is also the director of an accompanying Handmade Nation documentary, which is currently being screened at festivals worldwide. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing it yet, but each and every review I’ve read has raved about its honest and inspirational tone. All upcoming viewings are listed on both the documentary’s official website and the Ha... morendmade Nation blog (I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a Boston screening).Bottom line: this book is a must-have for any crafter, professional or purely personal. Whenever you feel down on your work or are losing direction, just grab your copy of Handmade Nation and you will be revitalized by others who have stuck to their guns and helped to change the entire marketplace.
review 2: This is a book that I knew was coming because a local crafter is featured in the book! A few years back I hired a woman to present a program at my library about how to make books. Deb Dormody of If'n Books was so great! Since that program I've been to her studio for a program sponsored by the RI Center for the Book. Not only does she make journals and photo albums but she makes cool bookmarks. So not only is Deb featured as a crafter from the Northeast but there are loads more with lots of photos of their crafts and a bio on the person or people. This is a great book if you want to read about various crafters from around the country. less
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Crammed with inspiring shots of studios and workspaces.
very inspiring, motivating
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