I was indecisive about buying this book as there were no reviews.
Eventually i decided to buy it when the price had gone down a little although it was still over £16.
I have to say that i was quite dissappointed.
The book is 205 pages and is linked to the Juxtapoz magazine and website;I hadn't heard of these previously as it is based in America,the website had made my expectations of the book that i was going to receive fairly high.
When i first looked through this book i thought that it equally could have been produced in a magazine format.My reasons for this are that i think i would have liked more for my money.The artists each have a fairly short statement about their work.Each page showing an individual piece-which are in full colour and fairly large in size. However;personally i would have liked for there to have been an indication as to the dimensions of the work and the materials used.
At the back of the book there is a list of the artists and their websites and so i guess that is where you would investigate techniques,find out more about the artists.
I think also that i was slightly making a comparison between this book and 'The New Artisan' which i had also purchased which was close to the same price but seemed to have lots more artists,pictures and an indiction of methodology-without being wordy or too artspeak,and without the need to further investigate them online etc...'The New Artisan' also listed resource sites which was helpful i suppose that i found the format more accessible.
So if your interest lies more in looking just at the pictures Juxtapose Handmade is alright to flick through as it is picture heavy and text light.Although ,it seems a little like a hardback exhibition catalogue. Personally i probably wouldn't have bought it at the price that i did,if i had been able to see other reviews anywhere of this book.