Artisans of Israel is a very special book that uniquely compiles artists and their work in the fields of metalwork and jewelry, ceramics, textiles, paper, and wood.
Author Lynn Holstein is in search of a national identity in the artisanry of the still young country - and she finds it in the unifying pursuit for innovation. Forty artists, including Jews, Muslims and Christians, tell their stories and show, in five different trades, how emancipation can be promoted through creativity. Working with one's hands stands unfailingly at the centre of this reflection. From the hybrid of cultural and religious backgrounds emerges a unique compilation that brings together the fields of metalwork and jewellery, ceramics, textiles, paper and wood. This compilation portrays a sensitive and inspiring portrait of Israel and its inhabitants. Text is available in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.
• Accompanies an exhibition at The Open Museum in Israel beginning in January 2018.
• Hardcover Pages: 296 Illustrations: 280 color, 20 b&w
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