Purbeck Shop: A Stoneworkers Story of Stone Eric Benfield

ISBN: 9781107601352

Published: June 30th 2011

Paperback

206 pages


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Purbeck Shop: A Stoneworkers Story of Stone  by  Eric Benfield

Purbeck Shop: A Stoneworkers Story of Stone by Eric Benfield
June 30th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 206 pages | ISBN: 9781107601352 | 7.38 Mb

First published in 1940, this book is the record of a man who was born into an ancient family of stoneworkers and followed the traditional quarrying and stone-cutting in the last flourishing days of an industry since in decline. It is a first-handMoreFirst published in 1940, this book is the record of a man who was born into an ancient family of stoneworkers and followed the traditional quarrying and stone-cutting in the last flourishing days of an industry since in decline.

It is a first-hand account of a craft whose skill depended upon courage, traditional knowledge, strength of sinew, and a sense of the material worked in. It gives a picture of a society self-contained and of a medieval craft organisation. It is told with pride and without regret, and it shows as much knowledge of rugged humanity as of solid stone.



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