Craeft

An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.98 hours)
Product Number: Z100140248
Released: Aug 21, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781977393340
Narrator/s: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

In the midst of a seemingly endless supply of mass-manufactured products, we find ourselves nostalgic for products bearing the mark of authenticity-hand-made furniture, artisan breads, craft beers, and other goods produced by human hands. What often goes unnoticed is the transformation of our understanding of craft-or rather, craeft-in the wake of industrialization. In Craeft, archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands argues that our modern understanding of craft only skims the surface. His journeys from his home in Wales have taken him along the Atlantic seaboard of Europe, from Spain through France and England to Scotland and Iceland in search of the lost meaning of craft. Reaching as far back as the Neolithic period, he combines deep history with scientific analyses and personal anecdotes. We follow the author as he herds sheep, keeps bees, tans hides, spins wool, and thatches roofs. We learn that scythes work much better on tall grass than the latest model of weed trimmers, that you can spin wool using a large wooden spoon, and that it was once considered criminal to work on animal hides before a requisite twelve-month soak.

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Author(s): Alexander Langlands
Original Publish Date: Aug 21, 2018

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