The purpose of this work is to explore materials in their most beautiful and most original state. A material can be precious in many ways, in its rareness, nobility and purity for example. But in the hands of a craftsman, artist or creator, a material can become simply breathtaking. This is where the author bids us to follow.
With more than 600 photographs, this book is an astounding source of inspiration that invites us to discover unfamiliar materials, art workshops and passionate creators. Many of these pictures are taken in close up, capturing the sheer essential beauty of a material by revealing the splendour of a detail or its inner radiance.