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Craeft : an inquiry into the origins and true meaning of traditional crafts / Alexander Langlands.

Langlands, Alex, (author.). Brockway, Harry, 1958- (illustrator.). Langlands, Alex. Craeft, how traditional crafts are about more than just making. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780393635904
  • ISBN: 0393635902
  • Physical Description: 344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2018.

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General Note:
First published in 2017 by Faber and Faber Ltd under the title "Cr©Œft : how traditional crafts are about more than just making".
Formatted Contents Note:
Defining craeft -- Making hay -- Sticks and stones -- Grenja©ʻarsta©ʻur -- 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: Craeft and contemplation.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Material culture > Europe > History.
Artisans > Europe > History.
Handicraft industries > Europe > History.
Antiquities, Prehistoric > Europe.
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