What's on the Maker&Smith coffee table this week? For our new weekend reading series; we kick off 2020 with this stunning publication: CRAFT ART IN SOUTH AFRICA, Creative Intersections, by Elbé Coetsee.
[Swipe left to see me flick through some of the pages.]
Published in 2015 it is 'a tribute to the artists, collectors and retailers who have played a pivotal role in the enhancement of craft art in South Africa' and 'pays homage to the 21 craft artists included in the 2002 publication "Craft Art in South Africa" who have passed on.'
The book is divided up into 8 main chapters each with a brief intro followed by the selected artists with at least one full page spread and a page of text each ::
Baskets, Beads, Ceramics, Fibres and Fabrics, Glass, Metal and Wire, Recycling, Wood and Cane. ::
The featured beautiful photography of the makers/artists and their craft is by Jac de Viliers, with styling by Liane Visser. The text is concise and informative covering the maker's journey including their inspirations. Highly recommended!
I don't know about you, but I am a craft book fiend and can spend hours in bookshops and libraries oozing over them, especially as I can rarely afford to purchase them. However, some books you just have to have. Having said that, this book is loaned to me from the illustrious and equally intriguing artist Susan Roux.
Which craft books or books about craft do you cherish and recommend to us all?
FRONT COVER CREDIT: Zola Ndimande of Woodstock Art Reef Project.
ISBN 978 1 86842614 0
Published 2015 by Jonathon Ball Publishers.
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