Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge: Excerpts from Chapters I and II

Author: Pam Hall
Genre: Art
Format: hardcover
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 13 × 1 × 9.5 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: May 31, 2017
ISBN: 9781550816747

From boat-building to berries, from knitting socks to mending nets, Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge vividly presents the rich, place-based knowings and doings of more than one hundred knowledge-holders from rural Newfoundland. Renowned artist Pam Hall perfectly marries her singular artistic vision and her exhaustive community-based research in a stunning celebration and preservation of rural knowledge. These images and texts come together to reveal and revalue the local in a time when global monoculture seems overwhelming.


“The work is informative, illuminating, testimonial and preservative. This encyclopedia is as one-of-a-kind as the knowledge it holds between its blue covers.”

-Joan Sullivan, The Telegram

“…a stunning book honouring the people of rural Newfoundland and their wide-ranging expertise.”

-Atlantic Books Today

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