This may be just the thing for your coffee table--especially if it's an antique or homemade one. (The Greenville News) John Seymour takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the worlds of traditional craftspeople... (Country Home) Each segment presents a text lavishly illustrated with DK's traditional verve; no one who dips into the wealth of information available here will remain ignorant of the how-tos of his forebears. (Richmond Times Dispatch)Reseña del editor:
"There is not a human skill that was ever developed that is not still practiced somewhere on this planet." -- John Seymour. The Forgotten Arts & crafts brings together in a single absorbing volume two best-selling classics, The Forgotten Arts and Forgotten Household Crafts, written by the acknowledged "Father of Self-sufficiency" John Seymour. Taking the reader on an evocative journey through the worlds of traditional craftspeople -- from blacksmith to bee-keeper, wainwright to housewife -- Seymour celebrates their honest skills, many of which have disappeared beneath the tread of progress. With characteristic passion, Seymour demonstrates that these country arts and household crafts need never be forgotten. From woodland and building crafts to the tasks of the kitchen and laundry, he explores every aspect of traditional life. Materials and workshop tools are usefully annotated, and techniques evoked in engaging words and pictures. Over 1,700 detailed illustrations and photographs bring to life each craft and skill. In an affectionate and nostalgic account, John Seymour recalls a lifetime of encounters with working craftspeople in different parts of the world and describes the trades and household activities he saw practiced in the countryside of his youth. With a crusading vigor, he commends the joys of noble toil and makes a compelling plea for "virtuous craftsmanship," which may, without vigilance, vanish forever.
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Descripción DK ADULT, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. F First US Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0789458470
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97807894584761.0
Descripción DK ADULT, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110789458470
Descripción DK, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0789458470