Catherine Willems - Do You Want Your Feet Back? Barefoot Cobblers

E. Roelandt, C. Willems Eds.

Publisher Art Paper Editions

ISBN 9789490800994

Idea Code 19025

Els Roelandt and Catherine Willems examine the handiwork of cobblers from Namibia, India, Finland, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, presenting a refreshing perspective on anthropology, craftsmanship, and design. Through a clear depiction of the integrated roles of artisans, scientists, and industry partners, they envision “future footwear” that can bypass the afflictions of industrialisation and offer a cleaner and fairer future, while taking cues from ancient knowledge and craft. The research brings together three disparate fields: traditional footwear in various indigenous cultures, the biomechanics of the human foot, and advanced technology for 3D measuring and printing.

148 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 27 cm, pb, English


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