Author: Bellerby, Peter Published 14/09/2023 | Hardback
273 x 187 x 23 | 952g
The beautiful illustrated story of our globe and the creations it has inspired, told by the only truly bespoke globemakers in the world, Bellerby & Co. Globemakers’The untold story of the globe, this book is a glorious spyhole into a forgotten art’ – Lara Maiklem, author of Mudlarking Peter Bellerby is the founder of Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, the world’s only truly bespoke makers of globes. His team of skilled craftspeople make exquisite terrestrial, celestial and planetary globes for customers around the world. The story began after his attempt to find a special globe for his father’s 80th birthday. Failing to find anything suitable, he decided to make one himself which took him on an extraordinary journey of rediscovering this forgotten craft.
The chapters of The Globemakers take us through the journey of how to build a globe, or ‘earth apples’ as they were first known, and include fascinating vignettes on history, art history, astronomy and physics, as well as the day-to-day craftsmanship at the workshop itself.
This beautiful book uses illustration, photography and narrative to tell the story of our globe and many different globes it has inspired.
———‘A book as beautiful as the craft it describes, The Globemakers is an inspirational story of a craftsman’s dogged pursuit for perfection. It’s written with the intricacy of someone who can capture the fine details of our vast planet in something small enough to sit on your desk’ – Rebecca Struthers, author of The Hands of Time’Absolutely fascinating from beginning to end – an adventure like no other!’ – Alice Loxton