Artisans of Israel: Transcending Tradition

Lynn Holstein, Basilius Bawardi (Translator), Galia Vurgan (Translator), Baruch Rafic (Illustrator)

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"Artisans of Israel is a very special book on crafts: 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 from the fields of metalwork and jewellery, ceramics, textiles, paper and wood, one that portrays a sensitive and inspiring portrait of Israel and its inhabitants"--Publisher's website.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationStuttgart
PublisherArnoldsche Art Publishers
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)9783897905016
StatePublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

232, 32, 31 pages
In English, Arabic and Hebrew


  • Art metal-work -- Israel
  • Artisans -- Israel
  • Bookbinding -- Israel
  • Ceramics -- Israel
  • Jewelry -- Israel
  • Textile crafts -- Israel
  • Woodwork -- Israel


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