Making a life: working by hand and discovering the life you are meant to live

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Co., Inc.,
Pub. Date:
2019.
Language:
English
Description
Why do we make things by hand, and why do we make them beautiful? These are the questions at the heart of Making a Life ; ones that led author Melanie Falick on a transformative journey. She found herself bevieving a chisel under the instruction of Peter Korn at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine; digging clay straight from the soil outside of a small English village with potter Sarah Jerath; learning about the evolutionary history of handwork with scholar Ellen Dissanayake; and assembling waxed cotton tote bags alongside twin sisters Katie Startzman and Laura Paulette in a tiny cabin in Berea, Kentucky. In this book, Falick introduces readers to dozens of these inspirational and influential makers, from weavers to woodworkers, shoemakers to fine artists, and explores why working with their hands gives each one of their lives meaning. For some, it connects them to their heritage; for others, it's a way to opt out of the consumer- and technology-driven society they find so alienating. Some have been working with their hands for decades; others are just beginning their creative journeys. Together, they paint a rich and nuanced portrait of the contemporary world of making and the power it has to give all our lives more authenticity and meaning.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781579657444
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID429bb862-de8b-03e1-7d92-6fd180164ab8
Grouping Titlemaking a life working by hand and discovering the life you are meant to live
Grouping Authorfalick melanie
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-10 04:11:34AM
Last Indexed2020-01-21 04:16:32AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Allen, Rinne, 1973-
authorFalick, Melanie,
author2-roleAllen, Rinne,1973-photographer.
author_displayFalick, Melanie
collection_aacplADULT
detailed_location_aacplGlen Burnie Library - Nonfiction
Odenton Library - Nonfiction
Severna Park Library - Nonfiction
display_descriptionBy profiling 30 creatives, the author explores how making by hand is the key to discovering one's passion--whether that means spinning natural fibers, carving a wooden bowl, or creating elaborate papercuts.
format_aacplBook
format_category_aacplBooks
id429bb862-de8b-03e1-7d92-6fd180164ab8
isbn9781579657444
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a164887531997096656087Glen Burnie Library - Nonfiction745.5 F1falsefalseChecked OutJan 09, 2020NCO
ils:a164887531997096656095Severna Park Library - Nonfiction745.5 F1falsefalseChecked OutDec 31, 2019S-PK
ils:a164887531997096656103Odenton Library - Nonfiction745.5 F1falsefalseChecked OutJan 02, 2020WCO
itype_aacplAdult Nonfiction
last_indexed2020-01-21T09:16:32.605Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl745.5 F
local_time_since_added_aacplQuarter
Six Months
Year
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library
owning_location_aacplGlen Burnie Library
Odenton Library
Severna Park Library
primary_isbn9781579657444
publishDate2019
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a1648875BookBooksEnglishArtisan, a division of Workman Publishing Co., Inc., 2019.319 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a164887531997096656087Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a164887531997096656095Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a164887531997096656103Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetArtisans -- Biography
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- Philosophy
Handicraft -- Philosophy
Meaning (Philosophy)
title_displayMaking a life ; : working by hand and discovering the life you are meant to live
title_fullMaking a life ; working by hand and discovering the life you are meant to live / Melanie Falick ; photographs by Rinne Allen
title_shortMaking a life
title_subworking by hand and discovering the life you are meant to live
topic_facetArtisans
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Handicraft
Meaning (Philosophy)
Philosophy