UPDATE: Acts of Creation: America’s Finest Hand Craftsmen at Work by Walt Harrington
Acts of Creation: America’s Finest Hand Craftsmen at Work by Walt Harrington
The Sager Group,2014.
$14.95; 144 pp.
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Acts of Creation provides profiles of 14 different craftsmen and aims to illustrate their emotional and spiritual drive create. Examples in the group are woodworkers Michael Seward and Sam Maloof, as well as blacksmith Charlie Keller, locksmith Bob Dix, plaster artisan Lorna Kollmeyer and hardwood floor installer Chuck Crispin. All of the craftsmen are in it for the love of their craft and Harrington sets out to find out why. The profiles explore the working lives of these craftsmen and each essay tells an interesting and entertaining tale.
You won’t learn how to make a chair or fix a lock from reading this book, but I think you will appreciate learning where these craftsmen come from and how they approach their crafts. The book is inspirational.
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