HBL Book of the Week:
Design + Craft: The Brazilian Path

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Design + Craft: The Brazilian Path (Terceiro Nome, 2011) is the latest book by Adelia Borges, a renowned Brazilian writer, curator and former director of the Museu da Casa Brasileira in São Paulo.

Published this month in Portuguese and English editions, it uses examples of artisanal objects gathered from every region in Brazil - from cardboard pulp and banana tree fibre bowls in Minas Gerais to annatto seeds used as fabric dyes in Amazona - to create an overview of how craft and design stand in relation to each other in the country today.