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A Craftsman’s Legacy: Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning
The host of TV’s A Craftsman’s Legacy inspires us to think like a craftsman–the philosophy, the skills, and the mindset–that can provide a helpful blueprint for all of us in our increasingly hurried, mass-manufactured world. Today, so many of us spend hours in front of screens and in the virtual world, there is a growing movement that recognizes the power in the personal, the imperfect, the handmade.
Filled with insights about the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of craftsmanship, A Craftsman’s Legacy identifies the craftsman’s shared values: taking time to slow down and enjoy the process, embracing failure, knowing when to stop and when to push through, and accepting that perfection is an illusion. Gorges extols the benefits of getting out of one’s comfort zone and the importance of learning the traditions of the past to carry those values into the future. Along the way, Gorges tells his own story about leaving the corporate world to focus on what he loves. This is a book for seekers of all kinds, an exhilarating look into the heart and soul of modern-day makers–and how they can inspire us all.
- 256 pages
- 5.5"w x 8.3"h x .9"d.