by hand – the use of craft in contemporary art


“BY HAND The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art is one of these books that has me ooo-ing and aaaa-ing and popp my eyes wide open. Some of the featured art pieces made me laugh out loud, others made me raise my eyebrows… what a refreshing and surprising take on what we consider “Art”.

The book is edited by Shu Hung and Joe Magliaro, New York-based artists and designers, illustrators, product designers, and photographers. Their studio is called Es Gibt. They output clothing design, furniture design, and limited-edition handmade toys, and housewares.

By Hand – Princeton Architectural Press

(thank you russell!)

4 Comments leave a comment below

  1. This looks very cool. Thanks for posting about it. Especially with Christmas just around the corner!

  2. we are on the same wave length. just bough this book a few weeks ago while at Heath Ceramics in Sausalito, CA. love it!

  3. The page scans on Amazon looks interesting, it’s on my wishlist thanks!

  4. thanks for posting this! i reallt love the blogs!