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A Handmade Life

Author : William Coperthwaite
ISBN : 9781603581394
Genre : House & Home
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William Coperthwaite is a teacher, builder, designer, and writer who for many years hasexplored the possibilities of true simplicity on a homestead on the north coast of Maine. In the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Helen and Scott Nearing, Coperthwaite has fashioned a livelihood of integrity and completeness-buying almost nothing, providing for his own needs, and serving as a guide and companion to hundreds of apprentices drawn to his unique way of being. A Handmade Life carries Coperthwaite's ongoing experiments with hand tools, hand-grown and gathered food, and handmade shelter, clothing, and furnishings out into the world to challenge and inspire. His writing is both philosophical and practical, exploring themes of beauty, work, education, and design while giving instruction on the hand-crafting of the necessities of life. Richly illustrated with luminous color photographs by Peter Forbes, the book is a moving and inspirational testament to a new practice of old ways of life.

A Handmade Life

Author : William S. Coperthwaite
ISBN : IND:30000087125385
Genre : House & Home
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William Coperthwaite is a teacher, builder, designer, and writer who for many years has explored the possibilities of true simplicity on a homestead on the north coast of Maine. In the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Helen and Scott Nearing, Coperthwaite has fashioned a livelihood of integrity and completenessbuying almost nothing, providing for his own needs, and serving as a guide and companion to hundreds of apprentices drawn to his unique way of being. A Handmade Life carries Coperthwaites ongoing experiments with hand tools, hand-grown and gathered food, and handmade shelter, clothing, and furnishings out into the world to challenge and inspire. His writing is both philosophical and practical, exploring themes of beauty, work, education, and design while giving instruction on the hand-crafting of the necessities of life. Richly illustrated with luminous color photographs by Peter Forbes, the book is a moving and inspirational testament to a new practice of old ways of life.

A Handmade Life

Author : Wm S. Coperthwaite
ISBN : 1933392479
Genre : House & Home
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William Coperthwaite is a teacher, builder, designer, and writer who for many years has explored the possibilities of true simplicity on a homestead on the north coast of Maine. In the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Helen and Scott Nearing, Coperthwaite has fashioned a livelihood of integrity and completeness--buying almost nothing, providing for his own needs, and serving as a guide and companion to hundreds of apprentices drawn to his unique way of being. A Handmade Life carries Coperthwaite's ongoing experiments with hand tools, hand-grown and gathered food, and handmade shelter, clothing, and furnishings out into the world to challenge and inspire. His writing is both philosophical and practical, exploring themes of beauty, work, education, and design while giving instruction on the hand-crafting of the necessities of life: house, tools, clothing, and furniture. Richly illustrated with luminous color photographs by Peter Forbes, the book is a moving and inspirational testament to an new/old way of life.

A Man Apart

Author : Peter Forbes
ISBN : 9781603585484
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A story of friendship, encouragement, and the quest to design a better world A Man Apart is the story—part family memoir and part biography—of Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow’s longtime friendship with Bill Coperthwaite (A Handmade Life), whose unusual life and fierce ideals helped them examine and understand their own. Coperthwaite inspired many by living close to nature and in opposition to contemporary society, and was often compared to Henry David Thoreau. Much like Helen and Scott Nearing, who were his friends and mentors, Coperthwaite led a 55-year-long “experiment in living” on a remote stretch of Maine coast. There he created a homestead of wooden, multistoried yurts, a form of architecture for which he was known around the world. Coperthwaite also embodied a philosophy that he called “democratic living,” which was about empowering all people to have agency over their lives in order to create a better community. The central question of Coperthwaite’s life was, “How can I live according to what I believe?” In this intimate and honest account—framed by Coperthwaite’s sudden death and brought alive through the month-long adventure of building with him what would turn out to be his last yurt—Forbes and Whybrow explore the timeless lessons of Coperthwaite’s experiment in intentional living and self-reliance. They also reveal an important story about the power and complexities of mentorship: the opening of one’s life to someone else to learn together, and carrying on in that person’s physical absence. While mourning Coperthwaite’s death and coming to understand the real meaning of his life and how it endures through their own, Forbes and Whybrow craft a story that reveals why it’s important to seek direct experience, to be drawn to beauty and simplicity, to create rather than critique, and to encourage others.

The Simplicity Of Life

Author : Cisco Fernandes
ISBN : 9781435715240
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Cisco Fernandes dove into a swimming pool on June 17, 2000 and broke his neck leaving him a quadriplegic. Although his body was broken, his spirit soared. The Simplicity Of Life is his observations, feelings and occurrences that this disability has shown him. Through this compelling and intimate story you learn of the struggles after a tragic accident and the triumph over disability, which leads you to see the simplicity of life.

A Different Kind Of Luxury

Author : Andy Couturier
ISBN : 9781611725223
Genre : Nature
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11 portraits from rural Japan to inspire choices in meaningful work, art, and sustainable living

The Beauty Of Simplicity

Author : ayali
ISBN : 9781452514277
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Journey The day one ceases to wait Is the day one actually begins to truly live. Any reason is an excuse for him or her to keep waiting. It is what it is; the truth is uncompromising. Therefore, my advice to you is: stop waiting! Stop waiting for your mom, your dad, your son, your daughter, your spouse, the right job, the proper friends, or anything else in order for your life to move forward in the direction you desire. You alone are here for yourself. There is no one else. There is a sense of safety among family, friends, and children; a real safety can only be found within oneself. In order to arrive, one must behave as though he or she is there Meaning one must be the very same thing one aspires to be, thus turning into oneself. Any which way one chooses is always in accordance with and based on what he or she understood and learned during his or her life until this momentthe moment of reading these lines. Therefore, as long as ones comprehension and development increase, they allow ones growth, and with it more options to act in ones own way. Much beyond the words one uses: Thats who I am, which cause the exact opposite from development. In the path of growth, at a certain point, one will realize that one can actually be almost anything one chooses, and hence should now select the path he or she truly desires. For those who know, I have no words to say. For those who dont know, I have the world to give.

Living The Good Life

Author : Helen Nearing
ISBN : 0805233636
Genre : Country life
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Craftsmen Of Necessity

Author : Christopher G. Williams
ISBN : IND:39000005927145
Genre : Dwellings
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Craft Companion

Author : Ramona Barry
ISBN : 0500518920
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The essential how-to guide to major crafting techniques, including work from more than 150 contemporary artists for inspiration and projects to galvanize your creativity in every medium

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