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WHY WE MAKE THINGS AND WHY IT MATTERS: THE EDUCATION OF A CRAFTSMAN. Peter Korn. David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc., Boston, 2013. 196 pp. with 40 ills. (17 col.). 24 x 16 cm. LC 2013-23170 ISBN 9781567925111 In English.
Publisher's description: In this moving account, we follow Korn's search for meaning as an Ivy-educated child of the middle class who finds employment as a novice carpenter on Nantucket, morphs into a self-employed designer/craftsman of fine furniture, takes a right turn into teaching woodworking and design at Colorado's Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and finally founds a school in Maine: The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, an internationally respected, non-profit institution teaching design, furniture making, and related arts to over 400 students a year. This is not a "how-to" book in any sense. Korn wants to get at the why of craft, in particular, and at the satisfactions of creative work, in general -- to understand their essential nature.
Artist(s):Korn, Peter (as author)
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Furniture
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 157234
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