Juxtapoz Handmade is a compilation of work by 24 artists whose handcrafted work includes knitted pickles in a jar, a gently smiling Polaroid and an unhappy TV dinner; paper fixins' for sandwiches and burgers; carved crayons; and a hillside of cardboard architecture. Produced by the popular contemporary arts magazine, this book is a testament to artists who eschew technology in favour of other more traditional crafting skills. Paper, textiles, embroidery, wood and other materials and techniques are represented in this attractive and thoughtfully curated package.
Hardcover, 208 pages. Gingko Press, 2010. $19.77 at Amazon.