Craft Knowledge

“Artisanal ways of knowing, in contrast, are revealed in objects, not books, and so have largely escaped the historian’s scrutiny. This kind of knowledge was transmitted through practice, a combination of talking about and showing techniques that were learned by observation and imitation.”

James Richard Farr, “The Disappearance of the Traditional Artisan”, in A Companion to Nineteenth Century Europe, 1789-1914. ed. Sefan Berger (Malden, Mass: Blackwell Pub., 2006), 100.