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The Resource A Man Apart : Bill Coperthwaite's Radical Experiment in Living, Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow ; photographs by Peter Forbes

A Man Apart : Bill Coperthwaite's Radical Experiment in Living, Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow ; photographs by Peter Forbes

Label
A Man Apart : Bill Coperthwaite's Radical Experiment in Living
Title
A Man Apart
Title remainder
Bill Coperthwaite's Radical Experiment in Living
Statement of responsibility
Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow ; photographs by Peter Forbes
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A story of friendship, encouragement, and the quest to design a better world, A Man Apart is the story--part family memoir and part biography--of Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow's longtime friendship with Bill Coperthwaite (A Handmade Life), whose unusual life and fierce ideals helped them examine and understand their own. Coperthwaite inspired many by living close to nature and in opposition to contemporary society, and was often compared to Henry David Thoreau. Much like Helen and Scott Nearing, who were his friends and mentors, Coperthwaite led a 55-year-long 'experiment in living' on a remote stretch of Maine coast. There he created a homestead of wooden, multistoried yurts, a form of architecture for which he was known around the world. Coperthwaite also embodied a philosophy that he called 'democratic living, ' which was about empowering all people to have agency over their lives in order to create a better community. The central question of Coperthwaite's life was, 'How can I live according to what I believe?' In this intimate and honest account--framed by Coperthwaite's sudden death and brought alive through the month-long adventure of building with him what would turn out to be his last yurt--Forbes and Whybrow explore the timeless lessons of Coperthwaite's experiment in intentional living and self-reliance. They also reveal an important story about the power and complexities of mentorship: the opening of one's life to someone else to learn together, and carrying on in that person's physical absence. While mourning Coperthwaite's death and coming to understand the real meaning of his life and how it endures through their own, Forbes and Whybrow craft a story that reveals why it's important to seek direct experience, to be drawn to beauty and simplicity, to create rather than critique, and to encourage others"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forbes, Peter
Dewey number
  • 303.48/4092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F26.32.C66
LC item number
F67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Whybrow, Helen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coperthwaite, William S
  • Pioneers
  • Social reformers
  • Sustainable living
  • Yurts
  • Coperthwaite, William S.
  • Forbes, Peter
  • Whybrow, Helen
  • Democracy
  • Community life
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HOUSE & HOME
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Label
A Man Apart : Bill Coperthwaite's Radical Experiment in Living, Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow ; photographs by Peter Forbes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Last Journey -- Sail and Anchor -- Like a Landscape -- Thirst -- Heaven Below -- Finding an Elder -- Know Your Own Bone -- Finding Nonviolence -- Rain Clouds -- Finding Oneself -- Coming to Rest -- A Handmade Death -- The Last Yurt -- Epilogue -- Chronology of a Life
Control code
ocn893453729
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9781603585477
Lccn
2014039564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893453729
Label
A Man Apart : Bill Coperthwaite's Radical Experiment in Living, Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow ; photographs by Peter Forbes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Last Journey -- Sail and Anchor -- Like a Landscape -- Thirst -- Heaven Below -- Finding an Elder -- Know Your Own Bone -- Finding Nonviolence -- Rain Clouds -- Finding Oneself -- Coming to Rest -- A Handmade Death -- The Last Yurt -- Epilogue -- Chronology of a Life
Control code
ocn893453729
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9781603585477
Lccn
2014039564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893453729

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