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    A desire to pull away, from industrialisation, modernity, and live a simpler life, closer to nature, is as old as the industrial revolution.

    A recent series of essay on bbc radio 3 ( you can listen online for a few days ) explored some of the issues and attempts made.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006x3hl

    6 Feb 2009

    23:00–23:15

    BBC Radio 3From Pens to Ploughshares

    Back to the City

    4 days left to listen

    5/5. Edmund de Waal considers two European emigre potters, Hans Coper and Lucie Rie. (R)5 Feb 2009

    23:00–23:15

    BBC Radio 3From Pens to Ploughshares

    Michael Cardew in Africa

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    4/5. Art historian Tanya Harrod on how the Arts and Crafts Movement moved over to Africa. (R)4 Feb 2009

    23:00–23:15

    BBC Radio 3From Pens to Ploughshares

    God Made the Countryside

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    3/5. Alan Crawford on Godfrey Blount and Maude King, who said the countryside was ‘God-given’. (R)3 Feb 2009

    23:00–23:15

    BBC Radio 3From Pens to Ploughshares

    The Politics of Craft

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    2/5. Fiona MacCarthy on the life of Edward Carpenter, who chose a life of self-sufficiency. (R)2 Feb 2009

    23:00–23:15

    BBC Radio 3From Pens to Ploughshares

    The Morality of Craft

    1/5. Fiona MacCarthy discusses the Arts and Crafts Movement’s belief in making things by hand. (R)

    You should read about william morris and john ruskin if interested in these things.

    BBC Radio 4 also has some interesting radio programs on such issues, such as Thoreau and experiments by John Ruskin.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/making_history/making_history_20081125.shtml

    Making History listener Rony Robinson lives in Totley on the south west fringes of Sheffield. It was here in the 1870s that the utopian thinker, John Ruskin founded a commune. But, what was the ambition behind it and what happened to it?

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