The Nature and Art of Workmanship
By (author) David Pye
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Nature and Art of Workmanship by David Pye
Book DescriptionThis is one of the classic books on craftsmanship and design. In it, David Pye explores the meaning of skill and its relationship to design and manufacture. Cutting through a century of fuzzy thinking, he proposes a new theory of making based on the concept of good workmanship and shows how it imparts all-important diversity to our visual environment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780713689310
(280mm x 210mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Herbert Press Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - David Pye
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.
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