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.