Words, when removed from our cultural lexicons, represent our loss of connection to that entitiy in our landscapes. The Lost Words is a beautifully felt and expressed attempt at bringing back that connection by bringing back some of the words that were notably missing from The Oxford Junior Dictionary in its last rendering.
The result of the collaboration of Macfarlane and Morris is a "wild dictionary." The Lost Words contains twenty words, three spreads per word, the first marking a loss, a slipping away, the second being a summoning spell and the third being the word spelled back into language, hearts, minds and landscape. A beautiful book!
$35 Hardcover 11" x 14.75"