Baking bread is an art that has been perfected over thousands of years. Every culture has its own techniques and methods. Each loaf pulled from the fire tells a story. From Indian flat breads to risen loaves, history is present in every bite.
Modern bread-making has a story to tell as well. Check out this video of pre-bread machine baking in the U.S.A., circa 1980-something. It is enlightening, at the very least.