May/June 1999special crafts issue: A Tale of Tapestry
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CRAFT OF LIVING • Satish Kumar
Crafts enhance creativity, beauty and the imagination.
OBJECTS OF ENCHANTMENT • John Lane
We know ourselves from the things we have made.
HAND-WORK AT THE END OF THE CENTURY • Tony Ford
Handmade objects have a human warmth which industry will never reproduce.
A TALE OF TAPESTRIES • Clio Mitchell
At the Wissa Wassef Art School in Egypt vibrant rhythms are woven into a dance of life.
PLAY IN CLAY • Rebecca Hossack
The pottery of Ann Stokes is infused with a sense of lightness and play.
THE RETURN OF APPRENTICESHIP • Barrie Thompson
A conversation with Sophie Poklewski Koziell
LISTENING TO WOOD • Tobias Kaye
Interview by Satish Kumar
WHAT MY GARDEN MEANS TO ME • Anita Roddick
I've never painted, never written, never taken photos: the garden was something I created.
HONOURING GARDEN STONES • Marc Peter Keane
In Japan the placement of stones is considered to be the central act of gardening.
BREAD BEAUTIFUL • Dana Spowers
Breadmaking is an art.
RIGHT TO ROAM • Paul Kingsnorth
We must fight to keep our public footpaths.
CREATIVE CONSERVATION • Richard Scott
In Liverpool, Land Life Trust is bringing wilderness close to people.
WORKING HOLIDAYS • Helen Conway
It's better to unwind doing something active.
A VISUAL LANGUAGE • Peter Abbs
To understand the art of Peter Baldwin we need to engage the active eye.
THE VALUES OF SCIENCE • Michael Shaw Bond
Science can never be value-free.
NEW COLONIALISM • Andrew Simms
Free markets and first-class travel are the instruments of a new oppression.
COCA-COLA BREAK • Donella Meadows
Don't let Coke take over the world.
SUBVERTISING • Polly Ghazi
Adbusters magazine is challenging the advertising culture.
The Occasional Didymus • John Moat
Poetry • Pascale Petit
Letter from America • Jay Walljasper
Business Diary • David Boyle
Good News For Gaia • Lorna Howarth
Letters to the Editors
In Case You Missed It • Victoria Bawtree
CULTIVATING A GARDEN • John Lane
OLD HISTORY, NEW TIME • Mary Tasker
Review of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations and The Information Age, Economy, Society and Culture Vol. III
SOUND OF THE EAST • Mark Kidel
Review of Raga Mala: the autobiography of Ravi Shankar
REVERENCE FOR NATURE • Stephan Harding
Review of Gaia's Body
ORIGINS OF LIFE • Lynn Hunt
Review of The Modern Antiquarian
LEARNING THROUGH ART • Jenny Brain
Review of Art: The Basis of Education
POWER OF CHOICE • Judy Jones
Review of Manual 2000 - Life Choices for the Future You Want