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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: A&C Black (July 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713689315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713689310
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bruce S. on September 21, 2009
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This book was recommended as a supplemental reading in a pottery course. The author of the book primarily worked with wood and there are many examples of furniture and turned wood objects in the book.

The real value of this book is in articulating the aesthetics of hand made objects and what makes them special and wonderful as compared to machine made objects. It's an excellent read for anyone who makes things with their hands.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Henderson on August 21, 2012
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I originally purchased this book after hearing an experienced woodworker refer to the author's concepts as they applied to working with wood. I was not disappointed as the author takes the reader through a well thought out and cogent presentation. Definitely worth the read if you are a craftsman, educator or supervisor of craftsmen and want to articulate concepts of workmanship as pride, professionalism and artistic expression.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevin La Due on February 21, 2012
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David Pye was not only a designer and craftsman, he was an eloquent wordsmith. This book is a must read for any craftsman, artist, designer, engineer, architect or person interested in how we view the designed and fabricated world around us and why we fabricate things in the ways that we do. I first read this book in 1977 and I'm glad to see that it is back in print. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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