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The Resource Portraits of the American craftsman, by Tadd Myers ; text by Eric Celeste

Portraits of the American craftsman, by Tadd Myers ; text by Eric Celeste

Label
Portraits of the American craftsman
Title
Portraits of the American craftsman
Statement of responsibility
by Tadd Myers ; text by Eric Celeste
Creator
Contributor
Writer of added text
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Portraits of the American Craftsman is a collection of portraits of the people and products made in small workshops all over the country, with lyrical descriptions of what they make, who they are, and the tradition embedded in their trade. This book is a celebration of the handmade at a time when it's being embraced by a new generation of DIY and local-focused consumers who are averse to the mass-produced. Award-winning photographer Tadd Myers is four years into a cross-country journey to capture imagesof the American craftsman engaged in his work. At a time when the public is growing disenchanted by the disposable items that litter the American landscape, the workers in Tadd's portraits are still using human eyes to guide human hands; the objects theymake carry the souls of their makers. His beautifully rendered photographs and profiles celebrate the thriving American culture of true craftsmanship, which is alive and well in all arts of the country: from Tennessee Steinway factory in Queens, NY; from a carousel works shop in Ohio to guitar makers in Texas; from hatmakers in Chicago to boatbuilders in Vermont. In the connected realm of photo-rich social media platforms such as Pinterest and Etsy, and in reaction to the mammoth corporations that create and sell us our wares, we're seeing a boom of Americans of all ages re-evaluating the values that actually inspire them. Away from the these conglomerates, the American craftsman keeps a different, more personal kind of work alive - work that is uniquely inspirational and genuine. "--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1972-
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Myers, Tadd
Dewey number
770
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR681.A69
LC item number
M94 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Celeste, Eric,
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  • Artisans
  • Portrait photography
  • Photography of handicraft
Label
Portraits of the American craftsman, by Tadd Myers ; text by Eric Celeste
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
ix, 275 pages
Isbn
9780762790036
Lccn
2013015032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • BK0012923756
  • 1347007
Label
Portraits of the American craftsman, by Tadd Myers ; text by Eric Celeste
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
ix, 275 pages
Isbn
9780762790036
Lccn
2013015032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • BK0012923756
  • 1347007

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