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Restoring The Wheelwright's Shop

Bullard, P. ORCID: (2020) Restoring The Wheelwright's Shop. Journal of Modern Craft, 13 (2). pp. 161-178. ISSN 1749-6772

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/17496772.2020.1783803


This article makes the case for a centenary restoration of George Sturt’s classic study of British vernacular craft at the end of the nineteenth century, The Wheelwright’s Shop (1923). It considers how the craft knowledge Sturt describes relates to his other craft – writing. It documents the book’s changing relevance to readers a century after publication. Approached by way of contemporary ideas about environmental sustainability, material culture, and ecological psychology, Sturt’s book deserves renewed attention from twenty-first century readerships.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Literature
ID Code:90450
Uncontrolled Keywords:wood; carpentry; wheelwright; environment; ecology; sustainability; knowledge; expertise; telling; intergenerational; vernacular; folk; book history
Publisher:Taylor & Francis


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