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Cræft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts Contributor(s): Langlands, Alexander (Author)

Cræft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts Contributor(s): Langlands, Alexander (Author)

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Cræft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts
Contributor(s): Langlands, Alexander (Author)

ISBN: 0393356574    EAN: 9780393356571
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company 
US SRP: $17.99 US  
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: January 15, 2019
Physical Info: 0.9" H x 8.3" L x 5.4" W (0.6 lbs) 352 pages

"Hypnotic.... [Langlands] begins to see not just the beauty of an object.... but the deeper purpose for which each has been created." -- New York Times

Faced with an endless supply of mass-manufactured products, we find ourselves nostalgic for goods bearing the mark of authenticity--hand-made tools, local brews, and other objects produced by human hands. Archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands reaches as far back as the Neolithic period to recover our lost sense of craft, combining deep history with detailed scientific analyses and his own experiences making traditional crafts. Craft brims with vivid storytelling, rich descriptions of natural landscape, and delightful surprises that will convince us to introduce more craft into our lives.

Alexander Langlands is a British archaeologist and medieval historian. He is a regular presenter for the BBC and teaches medieval history at Swansea University. He currently resides in Swansea, Wales.

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