The Nature and Art of Workmanship

The Nature and Art of Workmanship

by David Pye
     
 

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This is a digital reprint of David Pye's original 1968 edition. Within it he argues that the aesthetic quality of our environment depends as much on its workmanship as on its design, and that workmanship has been largely ignored. He proceeds to develop a new theory of the aesthetics of workmanship which can be applied to architecture, to the products of industry and

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This is a digital reprint of David Pye's original 1968 edition. Within it he argues that the aesthetic quality of our environment depends as much on its workmanship as on its design, and that workmanship has been largely ignored. He proceeds to develop a new theory of the aesthetics of workmanship which can be applied to architecture, to the products of industry and to craft work. Mr Pye shows how and why we are conscious of finish and workmanship, goes on to ask why so much of our environment is impoverished and asks what can be done about it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521293563
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1978
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

David Pye was an internationally known architect, industrial designer, and craftsman. For many years he was professor for furniture design at the Royal College of Art, London. He is also the author of The Nature & Aesthetics of Design. He died in 1993.

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