Aquí va una pequeña reseña del libro:
Por lo que toca a Más que cestos, el área principal en que nos movemos es la cestería que podemos llamar 'popular', es decir, aquélla que tradicionalmente ha elaborado la gente del campo y del mar de los distintos pueblos de España sin tener como prioridad fines mercantiles o siendo éstos de pequeño alcance y limitándose la comercialización a las ferias o mercados del área más próxima.
I just picked up from the printing house “More than baskets. Spanish basketry”, which is the title of a little book that I have written this year and that I will present next Sunday (October 13th) at the Nationaal Vlechtmuseum Noordwolde of Holland. Because of an exhibition that will be open the same day at the museum, I thought a few months ago that it might be interesting to write a little book as an introduction on the subject for anyone with curiosity about the world of the Spanish popular basketry, and at the same time that it serve as an informative text about the contents of this exhibition. The intention is that this, after Holland, will go over other countries, thus it seemed a good idea that the book were written in both Spanish and English; I talked about it with two good friends of mine, Nacho Gil and Lois Walpole, and they generously offered themselves to translate it. Tomi Osuna was in charge of design and layout, and after many turns over it, here it is, 60 pages and over 80 color pictures. If there is anyone interested in acquiring it can ask me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) because, for the moment, it is not distributed through bookstores. The price is 10 € plus delivery costs.
Here goes a short review of the book:
In relation to what More than baskets is about, the main area with which we are concerned is the basketry that can be called ‘popular’. That is to say , that which has traditionally been made by the people from the various country and seaside villages and towns of Spain which does not have, as a priority, any commercial purpose, or if it does, it is small in scope and limited to marketing at fairs or nearby markets.
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