The Nature and Art of Workmanship

by David Pye, Ezra ShalesDavid Pye
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ISBN-13: 9780713689310
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/02/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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 Contents

Plates; 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.

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