Translated from the French by Molly Stevens and David Marinelli. French literary extracts translated by Marjolijn de Jager. With 297 illustrations, including 226 plates in color. Bound in the publisher's original orange boards with the spine stamped in white.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
Comte, a lecturer in art history whose dissertation focused on the philosophy of tools, has created a beautiful coffee-table book that celebrates tools and gives equal billing to their users. Using the broadest possible definition, Comte covers human-powered tools, both modern and traditional, from a wide variety of disciplines: woodworking, stoneworking, agriculture, textiles, metalworking, leatherworking, and food preparation. The broad scope makes this title quite a departure from what is typically available. Most entries cover the history of a tool, its use, and something about its user, with photographs of tools and users (both vintage and current) gracing each entry. Artworks featuring tools (e.g., Brueghel's "Haymaking") as well as quotes from such diverse authors as Victor Hugo and Willa Cather make Comte's work particularly deep. This beautiful, thought-provoking book may be somewhat expensive for many libraries, but those that can afford it will not be disappointed.?Jonathan N. Hershey, Akron-Summit Cty. P.L., OH
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Description du livre Harry N Abrams, 1998. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0810938995
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Description du livre Harry N Abrams, 1998. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110810938995
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