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Making a life : working by hand and discovering the life you are meant to live / Melanie Falick ; photographs by Rinne Allen.

Falick, Melanie, (author.). Allen, Rinne, 1973- (photographer.).

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  • 2 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Union County Public Libraries.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Cook Memorial Library - La Grande . (Show)

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Summary:

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning. -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 745.5 F189 (Text) 35178001824104 New Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/11/2021 Checked out 08/04/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781579657444
  • ISBN: 1579657443
  • Physical Description: 319 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Co., Inc., 2019.

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Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Artisans > Biography.
Handicraft > Philosophy.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) > Philosophy.
Meaning (Philosophy)
Genre: Biographies.

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