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Artisans & Guilds of France: Beautiful Craftsmanship Through the Centuries
Artisans & Guilds of France: Beautiful Craftsmanship Through the Centuries
Our Price: $49.00
Year: 2000
Pages: 200
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 810943905

Product Code: 756794226

Francois Icher (au); John Goodman (tr). The highly skilled artisans of France are known throughout the world for their magnificent monuments & buildings. These stonecutters, plasterers, wood- & metal-workers, & other craftsmen belong to independent guilds, which were first established in the Middle Ages & have survived centuries of change. This volume explores the little-known history & modern-day significance of these groups of craftspeople. Chronicles the fascinating history of these org., beginning in the Middle Ages. These guilds have endured, & today the French guild system has expanded its membership to include such diverse workers as auto designers & pastry chefs.  270+ photos & drawings, incl. 211 full-color plates. Oversize! Spectacular!

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