Museum of the Wood Age

Museum of the Wood Age

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A passionate and imaginative exploration of wood - the material that shaped human history. Wood - humankind's long-term partner in our evolution from woodland foragers to engineers of our own destiny - has no equal in strength, resilience, adaptability and availability. The Museum of the Wood Age investigates the influence of basic devices - wedge, inclined plane, screw, lever, wheel, axle and pulley - to reveal the myriad ways in which wood has been worked throughout human history.

From the simple bivouacs of hunter-gatherers to sophisticated wooden buildings such as stave churches; from the decorative arts to the humble woodworking of rustic furniture; Max Adams fashions a lattice of interconnected stories and objects that trace a path of human ingenuity across half a million years of history.


Author: Max Adams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Format: Paperback

Pages: 320

ISBN: 9781788543514

Publication Date: September 2023