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Digital Handmade

Craftsmanship in the New Industrial Revolution

Lucy Johnston


A survey of international designers and makers who combine the latest digital technologies and fabrication techniques with the individuality of craftsmanship and handwork


Speed, regulation and mass production defined the first Industrial Revolution, but we have entered a new era. Today’s revolution has been driven by digital technologies and tools, giving rise to entirely new working methods, skill sets and consumer products. Spearheading this movement is a new generation of creatives who fuse the precision and flexibility of computing and digital fabrication with the skill and tactility of the master artisan to create unexpected and desirable objects and products.

Digital Handmade selects a group of eighty pioneering designers, artists and craftsmen at the vanguard of this new trend. This revised edition, in paperback for the first time, includes six new makers and refreshed and updated content throughout. Profiles of each artisan’s techniques are featured alongside the objects they produce, which range from the affordable and obtainable to the extraordinary and priceless – a dazzling spectrum of objects and work.

Welcome to the next industrial revolution.

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'Beautiful and impossible-seeming … it would be odd and unfair to describe these things as anything other than works of art'

Product Information

Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: New Edition

Size: 25.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Illustrations: 487

Publication date: 28 September 2017

ISBN: 9780500293133

Contents List

Introduction • 80 illustrated profiles • Bibliography

About the Author

Lucy Johnston is an author, curator and cultural commentator, with a fifteen-year background in global consumer trend analysis and brand strategy. She has worked as a consultant for entrepreneurs, investment firms, property developers, cultural and commercial organisations and world class brands.