Ateliers of Europe, an atlas of decorative arts workshop

This wonderful book is a heartfelt tribute to art and craft. Through an intimate journey of images and stories, shows to readers the excellence of the most illustrious, and in many cases endangered, decorative arts workshops in Europe. From Oskar Proctor’s extraordinary images it is possible to see how the craftsmen continue to maintain the centuries-old techniques and the highest standards of workmanship and creativity. Beginning in the Renaissance, ateliers were established as places where european artists could work and teach their crafts. Centuries later, most of these spaces have disappeared, but a select few continue to produce some of the world’s most celebrated and sought-after objects in the fields of crystal, ceramics, plaster, wrought iron, fabric, bookbinding, mosaic and more. John Whelan and Oskar Proctor traveled throughout Europe visiting 9 countries and 27 ateliers to document and celebrate these important places and ideals. This invaluable volume takes readers inside dozens of ateliers from Austria, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. We at FeliceCalchi are grateful to be part of it, truly proud to be a testimony of the art craft in Europe.

Prestel Publisher, first ed. 2023 287 pages, english

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-3791388175