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Open Studios with Lotta Jansdotter: Twenty-Four Artists' Spaces Paperback – March 23, 2011
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Jenny Hallengren lives and works as a freelance photographer in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Top Customer Reviews
There are so many design and art websites nowadays where you get taken on regular studio tours of all kinds of creative people in different fields of work, and they include great photos and detailed interviews and write-ups too. I think you'd need a distinctive concept or design for a book on studio visits to truly stand out. I'm sad to say while I enjoyed reading this book, it didn't make the grade for me.
Having said that there are lots of photographs of the studios which will be helpful to some if you are looking for a purely visual reference.
It's true this isn't a professional coffee table book. It is a look at people living with a certain aesthetic and values in diverse locations and I think is very uniting in that way. Everyone seems approachable. There is respect and individuality. Attention is given. There is color.
I found myself googling these people because I wanted to know more and see more. You know how one thing leads to another. Soon I was checking out waxed canvas, quilts that look like maps from the air and Balinese music...this book opens new worlds. Even if you have to suffer for it!
I've been a Lotta Jansdotter fan for a few years now, and this book, while not focused on her and her work, shows us how much she enjoys the world of art, craft, and design. She brings others to us in a way that causes us to appreciate 24 very talented people across the globe.
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It gives me inspiration to peek inside other artists' studios! I gain an extra burst of energy to carry on with my goals!Published 10 months ago by deen teer
Not a bad book, smaller then what I was expecting. I give it 3 stars because it did provide helpful insight for my studio space.Published 20 months ago by Shahrazad Perez
I opened the book immediately and started reading. I am always interested in how other artists work. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Joanne Jerrell
perfect book for the ideas in it, would recommend it to everyone whether you have a studio or not, great ideasPublished on July 3, 2013 by J. White
This book was absolutly of no help I didn't even feel that the photos were of any quality, gavee me no new info of ideas