Suzanne Golden Presents: Interviews with 36 Artists Who Innovate with Beads

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Calling all beaders: welcome Spotlight on Beading, a stunning new series made just for you! These gorgeous gallery books will showcase the most outstanding, cutting-edge work in the field?and each one will be curated by a beading superstar. Suzanne Golden Presents launches the series, and it introduces 34 beaders (some well known, others less so) chosen by Suzanne from the global beading community. Offering lush images and interviews with every...
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Overview

Calling all beaders: welcome Spotlight on Beading, a stunning new series made just for you! These gorgeous gallery books will showcase the most outstanding, cutting-edge work in the field—and each one will be curated by a beading superstar. Suzanne Golden Presents launches the series, and it introduces 34 beaders (some well known, others less so) chosen by Suzanne from the global beading community. Offering lush images and interviews with every artist, this volume is pure inspiration.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Opening this book, part of Lark's Spotlight on Beading series, is like walking into an art gallery. Golden, an American, has selected 36 fellow bead artists from around the world to highlight their finest work and interview them about their process. There are some real jaw-droppers here -- detailed landscapes, women's shoes, sculptures, and full-body suits, all made with small beads. Virtually every method of manipulating beads is represented here -- crochet, weaving, embroidery, looming, even gluing. The interviews are brief and literally confined to the margins of the page, but they manage to convey a sense of what motivates each artist and provide insight into the pictured works. As with most Lark books, the photography is stunning; it gives as close to a three-dimensional sense of the beaded objects as is possible to achieve on paper. While there is plenty of jewelry included, the book is likely to be more inspirational to aspiring artist than the casual hobbyist. But there is something to marvel at for beaders and other crafters of every level. (Apr.)
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Praise for Suzanne Golden Presents:
 
“Like walking into an art gallery...There are some real jaw-droppers here -- detailed landscapes, women's shoes, sculptures, and full-body suits, all made with small beads. Virtually every method of manipulating beads is represented here—crochet, weaving, embroidery, looming, even gluing. The interviews are brief and literally confined to the margins of the page, but they manage to convey a sense of what motivates each artist and provide insight into the pictured works. As with most Lark books, the photography is stunning; it gives as close to a three-dimensional sense of the beaded objects as is possible to achieve on paper...There is something to marvel at for beaders and other crafters of every level.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“It's 168 pages of pure inspiration and innovation!” —Bead & Button
 
“Innovative and inspiring! Every turn of the page offers a new and exciting view into the minds of the incredible bead artists featured in the book. The curator herself is an amazing woman whose art has gone beyond the ordinary and pushed the medium's limits in shape and form. Her chosen artists for the book have done the same, making this a collector book for artists in every medium.” —Sherry Serafini
 
“The themes that run through these interviews—from Arianne van der Gaag's saying 'making is thinking' to Felieke van der Leest's comment that 'beads are like little bricks'--are exciting and speak to the limitless architectural and color potential represented by each individual bead. Suzanne Golden has assembled for our pleasure, exploration, and celebration an exciting exhibition of work. This beautiful book is a journey, a carefully curated world of possibility, and a delight for the senses.” —Kate McKinnon
 
“This book is an achievement for the medium of contemporary beadwork. Suzanne Golden's keen eye and unique point of view have brought together images that are bound to inspire, provoke, and influence those who are drawn to these tiny bits of color and light. It is great to see the medium continue to grow in this remarkable collection of images from an equally remarkable collection of artists.” —David Chatt

“Packed full of bead inspiration...For aspiring bead weaving artists, there is a lot to consider in this text, but for the rest of us who just love beads, there is a lot to drink in and enjoy. Suzanne Golden managed to create an amazing collection in these pages.” —About.com Jewelry

“Artistic inspiration spills from each page…These lush images and stirring interviews could be your perfect muse the next time you need a creativity boost.” —BEADWORK

From the Publisher
Praise for Suzanne Golden Presents:
 
“Innovative and inspiring! Every turn of the page offers a new and exciting view into the minds of the incredible bead artists featured in the book. The curator herself is an amazing woman whose art has gone beyond the ordinary and pushed the medium's limits in shape and form. Her chosen artists for the book have done the same, making this a collector book for artists in every medium.” —Sherry Serafini
 
“The themes that run through these interviews—from Arianne van der Gaag's saying 'making is thinking' to Felieke van der Leest's comment that 'beads are like little bricks'--are exciting and speak to the limitless architectural and color potential represented by each individual bead. Suzanne Golden has assembled for our pleasure, exploration, and celebration an exciting exhibition of work. This beautiful book is a journey, a carefully curated world of possibility, and a delight for the senses.” —Kate McKinnon
 
“This book is an achievement for the medium of contemporary beadwork. Suzanne Golden's keen eye and unique point of view have brought together images that are bound to inspire, provoke, and influence those who are drawn to these tiny bits of color and light. It is great to see the medium continue to grow in this remarkable collection of images from an equally remarkable collection of artists.” —David Chatt

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454704102
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Series: Spotlight on Beading Series
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 768,398
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Curator Suzanne Golden is a leading beadwork designer, well known among beaders around the world. Her unique, instantly recognizable jewelry designs incorporate stark graphic patterns, bright colors, and a bold scale. She frequently uses beads (such as those found in the toy aisle) that nobody else would have the courage to touch for fear of not being taken seriously. Her website is suzannegolden.com. She lives in New York City.
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