The Craftsman in America
January 4, 2011, 9:16 pm
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I am not even going to try to define or fully explore what it means to be a craftsman, or craftswoman for that matter, in America and especially not in one singular post. However I found this book, The Craftsman in America published by the National Geographic Society, which does a pretty good job a capturing a sense of what it means to be an “craftsman.”

Along with the images of the people themselves who craft these handmade objects the book also depicts the great variety of crafts made by Americans at the time, and with hope today.

Enjoy the rest of the set here.




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Remarkable imagery.

Comment by Blues x Five

It’s great when you come across a craftsman’ or a specialist in a traditional skill. I recently found this older bloke at a farmers market making chairs and other furniture out of wood he’d collected from the bush. All prepared by hand. Stunning work that would last for a long time. I don’t mind paying extra for these things, the quality is definitely worth it.

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