A Button a Day: All buttons great and small (Hardcover)
Have you ever looked at a button and wondered about its history? Where it’s from? The craftmanship involved in its creation? In A Button a Day, author Lucy Godoroja takes readers on a visual tour of buttons great and small, offering fascinating insights into their peculiar history and sharing an appreciation of their design and meaning.
From the exquisite to the different to the ordinary, the study of buttons offers a world of delight. This collection of quirky and beautiful images alongside intriguing stories veers away from antiques to focus on modern creations, giving Godoroja a newfound wealth of button design, material and meaning to discuss.
A Button a Day showcases the craft and production of contemporary buttons in the hopes of inspiring a new era of button makers, admirers, and users. There is an exciting challenge ahead, with the fusion of old and new technologies and the issues of sustainability which have permeated the fashion world.
This celebration of the humble button highlights its beauty, versatility and longevity — when a garment is no longer wearable, the buttons may live another life, no matter if they are transferred to a piece of clothing, used in jewellery making, or featured in an artwork. Full of fascinating facts and crafty inspiration, it is the perfect gift for designers, sewers, collectors, and anyone else who shares an interest in buttons.
About the Author
Lucy Godoroja has always had an interest in the creative process, whether through the handcrafts of sewing and needlework or jewelry making, to the design of large or small objects. She also has a great love of travel and adventure; born in Canada, she came alone to Australia at the age of 23, moved to the Netherlands at 24, then returned to Australia after 4 years. A serendipitous meeting in Amsterdam with a button shop owner renewed her passion for this small, innocuous object, inspiring her to open her own button shop in Newtown, Australia, called ‘All Buttons Great and Small’. There followed both a career path and a life of shared stories and exchanged ideas … and buttons. Lucy has been published in collections about fashions, jewels, shops and travel, and A Button a Day is her first book.