The world is a more beautiful place because of this book. It has honored these artisans and their art form with such dignity. It reminds me to slow down and act more carefully. It awakens my senses: from the feeling of the paper, to the visual impact of the images to the depth of the text.
A. B., New York, USA
The book is like a deep (visual) meditation...
I feel I've been reconnected to something real and profoundly enriching.
Fronza Woods-Pleasance, Ribaute, France
What I like: Concept of book that profiles people, craft, nature, and science. Exposed spine. Textured cover with deep flaps that unfold revealing photos. Ochre painted fore-edges of book block.
Chronicle Books / Michael Carabetta
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Description: _Title: Moowon Book of Stories _18 curated stories on artisan spirit and process, endangered art forms, and unknown places in the world (Interviews, narratives, essays by anthropologists, textile experts, journalists, travelers and photographers) _200+ stunning photos from around the world _Language: English _Large format: 245 x 330 mm ( 9.6 x 13 in.) _Triptych covers (Soft cover): 320g heavy cover stock, textured art paper _144 pages: 150g heavy text stock, uncoated art paper _4-color offset printing with high-definition stochastic screening _Exposed spine binding _Saffron-colored edges _Gold-foiled stamping on cover _Printed in Europe
A Limited Edition Art Book. A Book about Beauty. A Book about Values. A Book on Vanishing Arts, Hidden Places, Singular People.
Beautiful photography and meaningful text to be relished in a book format. Something for you to enjoy, keep and transmit to others
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I just wanted to send a quick message to say my books have been received and I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase!! What a beautiful project! Thank you for putting together such great stories and visuals.
J. Hirschmann, USA
The book was not what I was expecting... I was expecting a work with more specific and in-depth coverage of a larger variety of crafts, but, on the other hand, it was more than what I was expecting. It is magnificent... sometimes breathtaking.
The book is like a deep (visual) meditation. It takes time to get into it, but once you quieten yourself and allow the spirit of the book to take you along, it's a very beautiful and I might even say enlightening experience.
In this world where so much art, in all the disciplines, is so superficial and, frankly, downright mediocre, I feel I've been reconnected to something real and profoundly enriching.
Congratulations for turning out such a meaningful and beautiful document. I'm so eager to share the extra copies I bought with very special friends who will soon have the pleasure of exploring this fascinating, colourful, and rich world you've opened up.
Fronza Woods-Pleasance, Ribaute, France
WOW. The books are beautiful! Thank you so much! I can't wait to give one to a creative friend of mine for the Holidays!
A. N., Columbus, USA
The pictures…oh, the pictures in this book are exquisite, and they are so readable—so thoughtfully composed that each image is its own narrative. On many pages, they’re panoramic, drawing me into worlds of creation by traditional artists and that greatest artist, nature. On others, they’re smaller, some like frames in a film, touching my feelings and yearnings.
The stories, 18 in all, take me to all the places in the pictures: I walk through a Tibetan grassland, roam the stark land of Kutch, and journey on the saffron road. I extract ochre from cliffs, paint on cloth in the Rogan way, carve wood into vessels, and comb river shoals for marble quality flint stone…. This book is an education and a pleasure.