Humor in Craft Hardcover – April 28, 2012
by Brigitte Martin (Author)
What happens when professional craft artists are allowed to let loose when they get to explore their mischievous and irreverent sides? Find out in this groundbreaking book, which, for the very first time, reveals an entirely different side of serious craft. Hundreds of images and essays from all over the world allow you to gain insight into the creative minds of contemporary artists like never before.
A variety of traditional craft media are shown, such as furniture, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, and metal, as well as a number of unique, nontraditional techniques. Even a bus shelter in London gets a creative make-over that s sure to make you smile!
The topics range from the playful to the serious, but the message is always most enjoyable. Humor in Craft is a treasure trove for craft aficionados and humor enthusiasts alike.
“The most thorough collection of contemporary craft artists
exploring the often ignored/hidden/neglected topic of humor I have ever seen.
I’ve never laughed so hard upon opening a book!
Do yourself a favor and snag a copy of this book.”
(Andrea Pennington, Art Jewelry Magazine Book Review)
Buy this book. Every page is a riot!
(Alice Simpson, author & craft artist)
Winner Gold Medal 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards !
FINALIST USA Best Book Awards 2012!
Featured on NPR, WHYY “Radio Times”
“I think the book is absolutely fantastic. I never expected it to be of such great quality and size. This book will not go on a shelf like my other books, it will sit on a pedestal for everyone to see. You really created an over the top piece of work with this edition. Congratulations.”
— Merv Krivoshein, Rocky Mountain House, Canada
“Book of the Week” — Eclectic Author’s Showcase
Brigitte Martin is the creator and editor of crafthaus, a social network and online community for professional craft artists worldwide. She regularly contributes blogs and articles for the website and helps artists connect across media and national boundaries. Brigitte lives with her husband, kids and 2 big, slobbery dogs in Western PA. This is her first book and she gave it a website to keep track of the surrounding hoopla (exhibitions, reviews and other fun things): http://www.humorincraft.com
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (April 28, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.4 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 pounds