Craeft: How Traditional Crafts Are About More Than Just Making by Alexander LanglandsCraeft: How Traditional Crafts Are About More Than Just Making by Alexander Langlands

Craeft: How Traditional Crafts Are About More Than Just Making

byAlexander Langlands

Hardcover | November 12, 2017

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In the modern world we are becoming bombarded by craft. Hand-made tools, artisan breads and craft beers are all part of a pantheon of goods designed to appeal to our earthier selves, our sense of tradition, quality and luxury, all brought together through a personal touch - objects to savour in a world of meaningless mass manufacture. But once, craft - or more specifically, creft - meant something very different. When it was first written down in Old English, over a thousand years ago, it had an almost indefinable sense of 'knowledge', 'wisdom' and 'power'. To be crefty was to be truly intelligent - but in a way that is almost inconceivable to us today. Through a series of mini-histories, detailed craft analyses and personal anecdotes, archaeologist, historian and broadcaster Alexander Langlands goes in search of the lost knowledge of creft . Fusing stories of landscapes, personalities and mesmerising skill, with back-breaking hard work, this book will convince readers - for their health, wealth and well-being - to introduce more creft into their lives.
Alex Langlands is a British archaeologist and historian, also known for his work as a presenter of the educational documentary series on British television.
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Title:Craeft: How Traditional Crafts Are About More Than Just MakingFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:352 pages, 9.2 × 6 × 1.18 inShipping dimensions:9.2 × 6 × 1.18 inPublished:November 12, 2017Publisher:Faber & Faber IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0571324401

ISBN - 13:9780571324408

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