An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts

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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 Landlands 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.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2018
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780393635904
Branch Call Number: 306.46094 LANGLANDS ALEX
Characteristics: 344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Brockway, Harry 1958-- Illustrator


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Apr 16, 2018

This is an excellent, thought-provoking book on human ingenuity. My only complaint is that it has no index. Anyone attempting to find specific information is out of luck, but it is a fascinating read on British civilization and archeology.

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