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Description - Mastercrafts by Tom Quinn

An exploration of traditional British craftsmanship, accompanying the major prime time BBC2 6-part television series presented by Monty Don. It celebrates various aspects of rural crafts including woodcraft, thatching, weaving, stone masonry, metalwork and glass making. It reveals the fascinating history of British craftsmanship.|This is a major new exploration of traditional British craftsmanship, accompanying the major prime time BBC2 6-part television series presented by Monty Don. It celebrates all aspects of rural crafts including woodcraft, thatching, weaving, stone masonry, metalwork and glass making. It showcases some of Britain's leading master craftsmen and explains the techniques at the heart of their trades. It reveals the fascinating history of British craftsmanship, inspiring interest and involvement in these valuable and rewarding crafts. "Mastercrafts" represents a major shift in attitudes towards appreciating handmade, sustainable crafted products rather than the cheap mass-produced items with which people have become increasingly disillusioned.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780715336656
ISBN-10: 0715336657
Format: Paperback / softback
(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: David & Charles
Publisher: David & Charles
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn is a writer, editor and a social historian. He is the author of the bestselling Tales of the Old Railwaymen, as well as books on countryside history, antique collecting, fishing and walking. He is currently the editor of Country Landowner magazine and former editor of The Countryman.

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