New York City
- There is a renaissance brewing, a throwback if you will, and it is a return to the art of making things by hand. Akin to the slow food movement, there is growing group of aware and committed people who are seeking out high-quality handmade goods, and New York City is at the forefront of this reawakening.
"Made in New York" takes the reader into the studios of master artisans, showcasing their craft which for years has been honed and refined, and ultimately honored in these pages. Ranging from fashion (hatmaking and glovemaking) to the deocrative arts (glassblowing and framing) to early American arts & crafts (decoy carving and basket weaving) author Nathalie Sann's
tribute to these artists is beautifully photographed and packaged. "Made in New York" by Nathalie Sann, with Photography by Ted Sann
, and Foreword by Jamie Drake
has been released by Rizzoli New York, ($29.95, Hardcover, 224 pages with 200 color photographs).
"The practitioners in "Made in New York" pay homage to both the heritage of American arts and crafts, such as woodworking and metalsmithing, as well as those of European or Asian derivation, including glassblowing, stained glass, and decoupage. Their resulting creations are destined to become the heirlooms of our future generations," says Drake.
It doesn't get more local than this! You have heard of some of tradespeople profiled in "Made in New York" before as their names and brands are synonymous with quality and elegance and craftsmanship - Steinway & Sons, Ralph Pucci
, and John Derian
. The lesser known professionals are equally obsessive about quality and are driven by a profound passion for their work. Most of them work in obscurity and normally can be found only through word of mouth - until now.
"Made in New York" provides the ultimate sourcebook for objects with real character - whether for renovating the home, re-creating a look from the past, searching for a one-of-a-kind gift, or restoring a beloved antique. From the five boroughs to Long Island and the Hamptons, to upstate and a handful of New Jersey neighbors, think of "Made in New York" as your guide for all things handmade.
About The Author
Nathalie Sann is the author of three books, including Rizzoli's "Fresh from the Farm" and "Gourmet Shops of New York," and is a master artisan herself, specializing in embroidery and gold leaf. Her work has been featured in Marie Claire
, House & Garden
, House Beautiful
, and Town & Country
. Ted Sann created many award-winning campaigns during a 30 year career at BBDO Advertising, where he was chief creative officer. Jamie Drake was inducted in 2003 into The Interior Design Hall of Fame and named one of House Beautiful's
"America's Top 100 Designers" in 2001 and 2002. He is Mayor Bloomberg
's designer of choice, and renovated Gracie Mansion, as well as four of Bloomberg's other homes.