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. The book features an in-depth profile about each maker telling their story. Two essays that discuss the challenges and rewards of engaging deeply with the past are also included as well as gorgeous photographs revealing these craftspeople's studios from places like Oaxaca, Kyoto, Milan, and Tennessee.
By Emily Freidenrich
Essays by Narayan Khandekar and Margaret Shepherd
8.4 x 11.4 inches