Why We Make Things and Why it Matters: The Education of a Craftsman

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"What a superb book this is. The measure of its excellence is such that, the central premise being so clearly intelligent, so engagingly correct, it would still prove a worthwhile read even if its execution has been a let-down, As it is, the perfectly planned prose and stylish design could elevate Peter Korn’s account of his life and career, as a craftsman (a furniture maker) to the status of a modern classic. This is one cool piece of work. It is also timely [ ... ] I don’t own so much as a chisel. After finishing this wise and inspiring book, I’m sorely tempted to get one. I might even try to learn what to do with it" (Robert Crampton The Times)

"A beautiful little book" ( Bath Chronicle)

"If you are in the building trade or just love creating things as a hobby, you will find this book fascinating" (Tania Findlay Sun)

"In his beautiful book Why We Make Things and Why It Matters, Peter Korn invites us to understand craftsmanship as an activity that connects us to others, and affirms what is best in ourselves. Korn locates the value of making useful things in a larger frame. Once made, the useful thing recedes into the background of some form of life – one that is shared by those who use the thing. The craftsman’s activity thus offers a tacit affirmation of other activities – the daily doings of a community – as being worthy of his investment of care. Here is an alternative to notions of "creativity” that regard it as primarily self-expression. In Why We Make Things and Why It Matters, Korn restores craftsmanship to less narcissistic self-understanding." (Matthew Crawford, author of THE CASE FOR WORKING WITH YOUR HANDS)

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"In his beautiful book Why We Make Things and Why It Matters, Peter Korn invites us to understand craftsmanship as an activity that connects us to others, and affirms what is best in ourselves. Korn locates the value of making useful things in a larger frame. Once made, the useful thing recedes into the background of some form of life – one that is shared by those who use the thing. The craftsman’s activity thus offers a tacit affirmation of other activities – the daily doings of a community – as being worthy of his investment of care. Here is an alternative to notions of "creativity” that regard it as primarily self-expression. In Why We Make Things and Why It Matters, Korn restores craftsmanship to less narcissistic self-understanding." (Matthew Crawford, author of THE CASE FOR WORKING WITH YOUR HANDS)

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Editorial: Vintage Publishing (2015)
ISBN 10: 0224101099 ISBN 13: 9780224101097
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