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The Globemakers: The Curious Story of an Ancient Craft

Art History
Hardback Published on: 14/09/2023
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Synopsis

Peter Bellerby is the founder of Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, the world's only truly bespoke makers of globes. His team of skilled craftspeople make exquisite terrestrial, celestial and planetary globes for customers around the world. The story began after his attempt to find a special globe for his father's 80th birthday. Failing to find anything suitable, he decided to make one himself which took him on an extraordinary journey of rediscovering this forgotten craft. The chapters of The Globemakers take us through the journey of how to build a globe, or 'earth apples' as they were first known, and includes fascinating vignettes on history, art history, astronomy and physics, as well as the day-to-day craftsmanship at the workshop itself. This beautiful book uses illustration, photography and narrative to tell the story of our globe and many different globes it has inspired.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526650870
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Dimensions: 265 x 180 mm

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The Globemakers
Interesting and beautiful book
Interesting and engagingly written book about a globe making business and the craft of globe making in general - it does, at some points, feel a bit like r... READ MORE
DavidW
The Globemakers
An inspiring read
Bought on a gift token whim this book turned out to be a delight. One mans vision of producing a beautiful globe which turned into a business is followed s... READ MORE
Alan Brannon
The Globemakers
A Lovely Book
I was absolutely thrilled to receive this book. It has been beautifully produced full of watercolor paintings and photographs of the intricate process of g... READ MORE
Dustin Benge
The Globemakers
Brilliant
Wonderful book that’s got everything - beautiful presentation, illustrations and quality binding make it highly tactile. Inside there is an intriguing sto... READ MORE
Peter Ashmsad