"Fewer, Better Things" by Glenn Adamson
In Fewer, Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects, curator and scholar Glenn Adamson explores the history of craft in its many forms, explaining how raw materials, tools, design, and technique come together to produce beauty and utility in handmade things. From the implements used in a Japanese tea ceremony, to woodworking tools, to new fabrication technologies, Adamson writes expertly and lovingly about the aesthetics of objects, and the care and attention that goes into producing them.
Reading this wise and elegant book is a truly transformative experience.
Hardcover, 8.3 x 5.8 inches, 272 pages