The Art of Kintsugi: Learning the Japanese Craft
The Art of Kintsugi: Learning the Japanese Craft of Beautiful Repair.
This is the comprehensive step-by-step guide in English to kintsugi—the ancient Japanese art form of "joining with gold" to make repairs a key new part of an item's beauty. Together with a look at kintsugi's fascinating origins in 1400s Japan, its history, and its philosophy, readers learn the art through a range of projects, both traditional and modern. Starting with repairing a simple dent or crack, you'll gain the skills to reconstruct goblets, vases, plates, spherical objects, and statues. Transform your broken pieces and heirlooms or create new works of art and wearable art with kintsugi. Learn the ways of making repairs and how they add to an object's character and beauty, whether you want to mend a family heirloom or restore the superhero collectible that fell off your shelf.
96 pp | 8" x 8" x 1/2" | 85 images | hardcover