Cræft How Traditional Crafts Are About More Than Just Making

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In a period of meaningless mass manufacturing, our growing appetite for hand-made objects, artisan food, and craft beverages reveals our deep cravings for tradition and quality. But there was a time when craft meant something very different; the Old English word cræft possessed an almost indefinable sense of knowledge, wisdom, and power. In this fascinating book, historian and popular broadcaster Alex Langlands goes in search of the mysterious lost meaning of cræft. Through a vibrant series of mini-histories, told with his trademark energy and charm, Langlands resurrects the ancient craftspeople who fused exquisite skill with back-breaking labour-and passionately defends the renewed importance of cræft today.

Book information

ISBN: 9780571324408
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.30942
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: vii, 344
Weight: 664g
Height: 235mm
Width: 161mm
Spine width: 31mm