A Craftsman's Legacy: Why Working With Our Hands Gives Us Meaning

byEric Gorges, Jon Sternfeld

Paper over Board | May 7, 2019

A Craftsman's Legacy: Why Working With Our Hands Gives Us Meaning by Eric Gorges
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A book for makers, for seekers of all kinds, an exhilarating look into the heart and soul of artisans—and how their collective wisdom can inspire us all.
 
"Despite our technological advances, we’re busier than ever, our lives more frazzled. That’s why the handmade object, created with care and detail, embodying a history and a tradition, is enormously powerful. It can cut through so much and speak in ways that we don’t often hear, or that we’ve forgotten." —Eric Gorges, from A Craftsman’s Legacy
 
In this joyful celebration of skilled craftsmen, Eric Gorges, a corporate-refugee-turned-metal-shaper, taps into a growing hunger to get back to what’s real. Through visits with fellow artisans—calligraphers, potters, stone carvers, glassblowers, engravers, woodworkers, and more—many of whom he’s profiled for his popular television program, Gorges identifies values that are useful for all of us: taking time to slow down and enjoy the process, embracing failure, knowing when to stop and when to push through, and accepting that perfection is an illusion. Most of all, A Craftsman’s Legacy shows how all of us can embrace a more creative and authentic life and learn to focus on doing what we love.

Eric Gorges has been the host of Public Television's A Craftsman's Legacy since it began in 2014. Before that he worked in the corporate world until a health crisis caused him to reevaluate his life. He sought out one of the best metal shapers in the country and signed on as his apprentice. In 1999, he struck out on his own, opening th...
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Title:A Craftsman's Legacy: Why Working With Our Hands Gives Us MeaningFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.9 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.9 inPublished:May 7, 2019Publisher:Algonquin BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1616208368

ISBN - 13:9781616208363

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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