The Hand of the Artisan is the coffee-table book produced by The Rake magazine.
It is a tour through 17 of the leading Italian manufacturers that have set the benchmark from which others follow.
Some of the brands featured include the tailor Brioni, car maker Lamborghini, furniture-maker Poltrona Frau and jeweller Bulgari.
The book features stunning full page pictures and the text, although sparse, does a good job of explaining the key elements that make the brand unique. One thread that joins all the brands together is a love for high-quality, local craft and an eye for detail.