Food, Design, Craft, and Other Scenes from the Tactile Life
Publication date 10/17/2012
7.5 x 9.5 inches (19.1 x 24.1 cm), Paperback
176 pages, 300 color illustrations
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A creative renaissance blooms in Brooklyn. At its heart is a thriving community of artisans producing a remarkable variety of handmade goods. In Brooklyn Makers, photographer Jennifer Causey captures the spirit of this homegrown movement by documenting thirty of the borough's most celebrated craftsmen. This eclectic mix of established and up-and-coming makers includes bakers, ceramic artists, clothing designers, florists, distillers, and more. With an eye for small details, Causey's charming photographs reveal each artisan at work in their own space. Her lively interviews reveal what inspires them, keeps them motivated, and their thoughts on the city where they live and work.
Brooklyn Makers features an introduction by Eric Demby, cofounder of the Brooklyn Flea (where many makers get their start) and an index with useful information on local markets and other favorite Brooklyn spots. Featured makers include Lotta Jansdotter (textile designer), Lena Corwin (printer), Mast Brothers Chocolate (craft chocolate makers), Clam Lab (ceramic artist), Shabd (clothing designer), Morris Kitchen (mixologists), and more.
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Martha Stewart Living:
"Jennifer Causey captures the craftsmanship of 30 of the borough's artisans. You'll find colorful images of her subjects--including chocolatiers, florists, and metalsmiths--and their workspaces, plus insightful Q&As."
New York Times:
"Diverse individuals concerned about where things come from are 'championing a return to craftsmanship and artisanal making,' Ms. Causey writes, adding that 'witnessing this firsthand is exhilarating.' So is turning the pages of her winsome tour in pictures and brief interviews."
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