Arts, Crafts and Traditional Industries (Book 1)

by Dr. Asim K. Dasgupta



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/29/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781456792336

About the Book

This is the first of five illustrated books exploring a range of traditional arts and crafts practised worldwide. Packed with fascinating details about everything from bangles to baskets, coffee to carpets, lace-making to lavender growing, the book showcases the author’s first-hand knowledge and infectious enthusiasm for the wonderful variety of products and techniques developed by centuries of human ingenuity. Whatever your favourite handicraft, you’ll find it here or in the companion volumes ; and once you open the book you won’t be able to resist venturing into less familiar territory – and perhaps end by taking up a new hobby or a profession.

With its wide geographical and historical scope, the book is also an ideal companion for the armchair or actual traveller and for anyone who loves to gather out-of-the-way information – anything from the life-cycle of the coffee tree to the best way to make a plaster mask. Basic work-or-exposure-related health information will be found in the ‘Health issues’ section in each chapter, which explains, and so helps to safeguard against, the risks associated with particular processes.

About the Author

DR. ASIM K. DASGUPTA is an occupational physician who retired as a Consultant from the National Health Service in United Kingdom and also worked in small, medium and large or heavy industries. His work, research and interests have taken him to various countries of the world which has helped him to write this book. His training, qualifications, teaching, experiences and hobbies have also played an important role in writing this craft book. He is a medical graduate from Calcutta University and has got a postgraduate degree (MSc.) from London University. He has also obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from Liverpool University and a Diploma in Industrial Health from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, England. He is a Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (MFOM), London and a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, London. He has also written a book entitled ‘Disasters’ whose second edition has been recently published. He lives in Hampshire, United Kingdom.