By Walt Harrington
For Acts of production, award-winning journalist Walt Harrington travels the US looking for the paranormal nexus of craft, expertise, and mastery that provides start to a useful paintings of art—and leaves its maker with a feeling of delight and fulfillment identified good to effective craftsmen around the ages.
A builder of enormous fireplaces in Maine. a cupboard maker in Maryland. A millwright in Virginia. A locksmith and a home framer in Ohio. A hardwood ground guy in Indiana. A blacksmith in Illinois. A stone carver in California. none of the fourteen craftsmen and lady profiled believes he's operating in simple terms to construct a home, to renovate a watermill, to forged a plaster medallion. every one imbues his paintings with grander purpose—Michael Seward desires the folk who purchase his furnishings to adventure an emotional connection; Chuck Crispin desires his consumers’ lives to be evoked in his ground designs; Charles Keller wishes the hugely trained global to understand the advanced genius of not just fantastic blacksmithing yet all effective craftsmen.
The profiles in Acts of construction aid to reclaim where of expertise in a consumerist period that areas better worth on revenue and branding than it does on devoted excellence. those craftsmen provide not just classes approximately craftsmanship, but additionally approximately life.
“Acts of construction is a stunning selection of literary journalism, written by means of a grasp of the shape. Walt Harrington’s gracefully nuanced prose, choked with feeling and finely saw element, splendidly conveys the realm of craftsmen in all its crafty integrity. within the grand culture of Tracy Kidder, John McPhee and Joseph Mitchell, Harrington bargains us a desirable and enduring homage to males at work.” --Barry Siegel, Pulitzer Prize winner, director of the Literary Journalism software, collage of California, Irvine
“Acts of construction is an instance of what occurs while a top-notch author, laboring in solitude with purity of objective, places definitely the right phrases within the correct order.” --Madeleine Blais, Pulitzer Prize winner, writer of Uphill Walkers: Portrait of a Family
“A compelling tribute to americans who paintings with their arms -- and hearts.” --Pete Earley, writer, loopy: A Father’s seek via America’s psychological healthiness Madness.
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Acts of Creation: America's Finest Hand Craftsmen at Work by Walt Harrington