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Dorset Man free pdf "Dorset Man" is a rural arts project documenting men's working lives within the 'Chalk and Cheese' area of Dorset. Here you will find blacksmiths, thatchers, fishermen, shepherds, sheep shearers, foresters, hurdlemakers, bakers, butchers, cheese makers, publicans, millers, scrap dealers, charcoal burners, grave diggers, bee-keepers, rat catchers and swill men. They live and work in an area stretching, from Thorncombe and Monkton Wyld in the west of the county, to Farnham, Cann Common and Melbury Abbas in the east. The project was masterminded by James Crowden, a local poet and historian who has worked here for 25 years. He collaborated with West Dorset photographer George Wright, whose work has appeared in books and magazines worldwide and is part of the National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection. Together, Crowden and Wright have created an invaluable historical record of how rural life has changed since the 1900s. Crowden made digital recordings of the men talking about their lives while Wright photographed them on medium format film. The result shows a landscape rich in stories and depicts a rural way of life sure to inspire a new generation interested in local food and indigenous craft skills. "Dorset Man" was funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and 'Chalk and Cheese', a UK Leader plus funding initiative supporting sustainable development in Dorset's rural heartland.

About James Crowden

James Crowden was born in Plymouth in 1954 and grew up on the western edge of Dartmoor. He joined the army, read Civil Engineering at Bristol University, then travelled widely in the Middle East, Eastern Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. In 1976 he spent a year in Ladakh on the northern side of the Himalaya and lived in a high altitude Tibetan Buddhist valley called Zangskar. After studying anthropology at Oxford he worked in the Outer Hebrides, Bristol Docks and North Dorset. It was around Shaftesbury that he kept sheep and worked as a woodman, shepherd and sheep shearer. His first book, Blood Earth

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Author : James Crowden
Publisher : Agre Books
Data Published : 16 December 2005
ISBN : 0953800091
EAN : 9780953800094
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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