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User-Friendly Arts and Crafts

ALISON CARROLL

Anne Richter, Arts and Crafts of Indonesia, special photography by John Storey, Thames and Hudson, 1993, $39.95

‘In Indonesia, the aesthetic traditions of great prehistoric cultures and the Eastern and Western civilisations of the ancient and modern worlds all find expression in objects being made today. This book is but an introduction to the extraordinary diversity, skill and creativity of Indonesia's contemporary artists and craftsmen.'

So Anne Richter ends her introductory chapter to Arts and Crafts of lndonesia, flagging one of the considerable strengths of…

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