Harvest – Edward Posnett
In Harvest Edward Posnett tells the story of seven natural wonders that are commodities but which are also imbued with myth, tradition, folklore and form part of a shared history and identity.
The seven products that Posnett writes about are eiderdown, vicuña wool, sea silk, civet coffee, guano and edible birds’ nests. He blends interview, history and travel writing to bring the story of the products and the people who harvest them to the page simultaneously asking what they can tell us about the changing economic and ecological landscape and how a micro economy related to a vey specific niche, luxury product can survive in a hyper-connected world.
Hardback. 324 pages.
14.5cm x 22.5cm x 2.7cm