this is an amazing book detailing the traditional folk crafts of spain. i still haven't had the chance to really read much of it [i keep getting wrapped up in all the glorious images]. what i like best about this book is that there are plenty photos of the actual craftsmen + women. text by maria antonia pelauzy + photos by f. catala roca, published in 1978. ISBN 84-7031-060-7
my favorite section is a chapter on traditional breads + sweets. i have a particular interest in figurative + decorative breads. this book is more of an overview or history of spanish craft. unfortunately there are no instructional elements... but it's still an absolute joy. the palmas + palmones made for Palm Sunday are nothing short of breath-taking.
here's the table of contents + a few of my favorite images from various chapters. click images for larger viewing.
more photos may be found here.