Food, Design, Craft, and Other Scenes from a Tactile Life
Princeton Architectural Press, Paperback, 9781616890742, 175pp.
Publication Date: November 7, 2012
A creative renaissance blooms in Brooklyn. At its heart is a thriving community of artisans producing a remarkable variety of handmade goods. In Brooklyn Makers, photographer Jennifer Causey captures the spirit of this homegrown movement by documenting thirty of the borough's most celebrated craftsmen. This eclectic mix of established and up-and-coming makers includes bakers, ceramic artists, clothing designers, florists, distillers, and more. With an eye for small details, Causey's charming photographs reveal each artisan at work in their own space. Her lively interviews reveal what inspires them, keeps them motivated, and their thoughts on the city where they live and work.
"Diverse individuals concerned about where things come from are 'championing a return to craftsmanship and artisanal making,' Ms. Causey writes, adding that 'witnessing this firsthand is exhilarating.' So is turning the pages of her winsome tour in pictures and brief interviews." -- New York Times
"Jennifer Causey captures the craftsmanship of 30 of the borough's artisans. You'll find colorful images of her subjects--including chocolatiers, florists, and metalsmiths--and their workspaces, plus insightful Q&As." -- Martha Stewart Living
"The words 'handmade' and 'maker' can feel like buzzwords, but Jen Causey brings them to life with respect and reverence for the skill, talent, and people behind them. I've been a fan of her website since the beginning and am thrilled to see the next generation of great makers celebrated and brought to life through Jen's photographs. Whether you're new to the handmade community or have been supporting it for years, this is a book that everyone should own. It's not only beautiful to flip through, but is a much-needed peek behind the scenes that helps us understand why is it so important to support makers of all types." -- Grace Bonney, Design*Sponge