House of Cork

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Cork, the environment, and history all come together in this captivating combination of factual storytelling and intriguing narrative, enlivened by a treasure-trove of imagery. House of Cork chronicles two primary themes. First is the story of cork itself, from the history and harvesting to its many diverse and surprising uses. Second is the chronicle of five generations of one family's cork business, founded in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1855.

A journey of a remarkable material and an enduring company that have passed from hand to hand, from continent to continent, and have now come together to tell a tale. This beautiful book is full of pictures telling a tale that words themselves cannot express. Join us and learn more about this incredible material and how it has touched the lives of so many.

  • Copyright © 2010 by Henry Jelinek IV
    All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. Email: info@everettpublishing.com
    Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
    Jelinek, Henry, 1944- House of cork : the buoyant history and current uses of a remarkable natural material from eco-friendly fashions to interior designs : an extraordinary saga of a family business spanning five generations from the Old World to the New / Henry Jelinek.
    ISBN 978-0-9813884-0-3
    Printed on earth-friendly wood-free coated silk art paper with soy-based food-grade inks
the cork tree is planted, starting the cycle. The cork tree grows its bark thickening. The bark is carefully harvested and turned into commercial products, the bark on the tree regrows and the cycle continues.


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