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About the Author
David Pye, who died in 1993, was an architect, industrial designer and craftsman. For many years he was also Professor of Furniture
Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He is also the author of Ships and The Nature and Aesthetics of Design.
Table of ContentsPlates; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Design proposes, workmanship disposes; 2. The workmanship of risk and the workmanship of certainty; 3. Is anything done by hand?; 4. Quality in workmanship; 5. The designer's power to communicate his intentions; 6. The natural order reflected in the work of man; 7. Diversity; 8. Durability; 9. Equivocality; 10. Critique of 'On the nature of Gothic'; 11. The aesthetic importance of workmanship, and its future; 12. Commentary on the plates; Index.