The Nature and Art of Workmanship

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Bloomsbury USA, Jul 2, 2008 - Design - 144 pages

This 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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About the author (2008)

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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