"This house gets fully involved in the universal peasant civilization, based on the earth and forests. As soon as you venture into it, you are surrounded by the whole of peasant life, country folk come forward like so many crude but kindly witnesses; craftsmen appear, enthused by their work, inventing the tasks, rites and liturgy of work well done. Characters who are more real than real, motionless, yes, but apparently alive, so faithful is the re-creation down to the tiniest details. Whatever the crafts, from cobbler to baker, the manual trades as well as those of the mind, they are full of beauty and grandeur. This truth comes to us in style in this admirable "museum" where each craftsman represented evolves in the mist of all his tools and products."