Hand and Home

Hand and Home

The Homes of American Craftsmen

Book - 1994
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Blackwell North Amer
A house is four walls, a roof, a foundation. A home, on the other hand, is what happens when a house meets the hard work and tastes and personalities of its owners. Hand and Home is a book about the homes of some of America's greatest craftsmen and the ways in which their various talents, their unusual and extensive collections, and their well-trained hands and eyes have helped them make their homes among their greatest creations and the most personal and expressive testimonies to their life's work.
Within these pages, well-known craftsman Tommy Simpson and photographer William Seitz take you on an unprecedented visual tour of these fourteen one-of-a-kind homes, works of art in themselves. From New York to California, Atlanta to Santa Fe, you will meet nineteen of America's finest woodworkers, ceramists, jewelers, weavers, and metalsmiths and see firsthand evidence of their inventive design ideas and their broad range of styles and esthetics.
These craftsmen make beautiful things - exquisite, hand-crafted rockers, brilliantly colored sectioned pots and bowls, and enormous, intricate weavings. But their ingenuity and resourcefulness, their creative energy and plain old-fashioned hard work can be a lesson to all home owners and serve as incentive for all those who wish their environments to reflect themselves.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780821220511
Characteristics: 151 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Hammel, Lisa


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