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Title:
Cræft : an inquiry into the origins and true meaning of traditional crafts / Alexander Langlands.
Author(s):
Langlands, Alex, author.
Brockway, Harry, 1958- illustrator.
Variant title:
Craft : an inquiry into the origins and true meaning of traditional crafts
Edition:
First American edition.
Imprint:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2018.
©2017
Description:
344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN:
9780393635904
0393635902
Other Standard Identifiers:
40027800983
Subject(s):
Summary:
The Old English word "craeft" signified knowledge, skill, wisdom, and resourcefulness. Today, in the wake of industrialization, people are again seeking products made with authenticity -- artisan breads, local honey, craft beers, furniture and other goods made by human hands. Archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands travels from his home in Wales along the Atlantic seaboard of Europe learning a wide range of traditional manual skills, and searching for the lost meaning of craeft.
Note:
First published in 2017 by Faber and Faber Ltd under the title "Cræft : how traditional crafts are about more than just making."
Bibliography, etc. note:
Foreword: The strimmer and the scythe -- Preface: Why cræft? -- Defining cræft -- Making hay -- Sticks and stones -- Grenjaðarstaður -- The skep-making beekeeper -- Taming the wilds -- Weft and warp -- Under thatch -- The shoe and the harness -- Seed and sward -- The oxna mere -- Fire and earth -- The craft of digging -- Baskets and boats -- Postscript: Cræft and contemplation.
Formatted contents note
Foreword: The strimmer and the scythe
Preface: Why cræft?
Defining cræft
Making hay
Sticks and stones
Grenjaðarstaður
The skep-making beekeeper
Taming the wilds
Weft and warp
Under thatch
The shoe and the harness
Seed and sward
The oxna mere
Fire and earth
The craft of digging
Baskets and boats
Postscript: Cræft and contemplation.
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Olin College Library GN575 .L256 2018 Library Shelves - BOOK on shelf -


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