Illustration 128 pages of photographs, and four full-color plates.
Seller ID 005480
Beautifully produced trade book, set in Caledonia type designed by W.A. Dwiggins, chapter headings by Rudolph Ruzicka, title page set in Centaur designed by Bruce Rogers, dedication page composed by William Dana Orcutt. Colophon designed by Dwiggins.
Black cloth boards. Stamped gilt titles. Bindings square and tight. Test clean; with gift inscription. Light shelf handling. Dust jacket with price in a clear protective Mylar sleeve has wear to edges and flaps.
A comprehensive and highly readable survey of all the handicrafts now practices in the six New England states. It discusses the work of hundreds of different craftsmen and abounds in human interest stories about these talented men and women. It also reports on the strong local organizations which have spread the gospel of beauty combined with usefulness and have furnished the craftsmen with a market for their products. New England, in spite of her high degree of industrialization, probably offers the widest variety of handicrafts of any section of the modern world. This seeming paradox becomes a logical enough when we remember that it was a handicraft culture, carried on in New England farms and villages in Colonial days, which gave our young nation much of its original strength. The old crafts have lived on to our day and many new ones have been added. In richness of illustration this book has few modern counterparts.