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    Art direction and book design for the edition Rituals of Hospitality. The book focuses on a group of fascinating objects from the field of the de… Read More
    Art direction and book design for the edition Rituals of Hospitality. The book focuses on a group of fascinating objects from the field of the decorative and applied arts. Ornamented trays which were produced during the last period of the japanning technique in Europe are presented through an inter-disciplinary reading which looks into their iconography and function, the techniques of manufacture and places of production. All while simultaneously recording the contemporary ‘voices’ (both literary and visual) that document their existence - and the stories told by the objects themselves. Read Less
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Rituals of Hospitality: Ornamented Trays of the 19th Century
in Greece and Turkey

Melissa Publishing House (Flavia Nessi-Yazitzoglou and Myrto Hatzaki)
Art direction and book design for the edition Rituals of Hospitality. The book focuses on a group of fascinating objects from the field of the decorative and applied arts. Ornamented trays which were produced during the last period of the japanning technique in Europe are presented through an inter-disciplinary reading which looks into their iconography and function, the techniques of manufacture and places of production. All while simultaneously recording the contemporary ‘voices’ (both literary and visual) that document their existence - and the stories told by the objects themselves.
book spine / title - silk screen print on fabric
the introduction to each chapter of the book contained a photo with a detail of the carved handle of the tray