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Nature and Art of Workmanship

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ISBN-10: 0521293561

ISBN-13: 9780521293563

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Pye

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Book details

List price: $42.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/21/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550

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.

Plates
Acknowledgements
Preface
Design proposes, workmanship disposes
The workmanship of risk and the workmanship of certainty
Is anything done by hand?
Quality in workmanship
The designer's power to communicate his intentions
The natural order reflected in the work of man
Diversity
Durability
Equivocality
Critique of 'On the nature of Gothic'
The aesthetic importance of workmanship, and its future
Commentary on the plates
Index