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Why we make things and why it matters : the education of a craftsman / Peter Korn.

Author/creator Korn, Peter, 1951-
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info Boston : David R. Godine, Publisher, 2013.
Description179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents A shared hunger -- Hammering out a vocation -- The seductive ideology of craft -- Live from New York -- Heart, head and hand -- Thinking with things -- Exercising my voice -- The inward migration of truth -- Second epiphany -- Mapping a craftsman's mind -- A miracle at the heart of the ordinary -- Creating a school -- The creative cycle -- A good life.
Abstract Following his personal experiences as a novice carpenter, designer/maker of fine furniture, and a teacher, Korn explores the nature and rewards of creative practice.
Abstract Furniture making, practiced as a craft in the twenty-first century, is a decidedly marginal occupation. For woodworker Peter Korn, the challenging work of bringing something new and meaningful into the world through one's own volition is exactly what generates the authenticity, meaning, and fulfillment for which many of us yearn. In this book, he explores the nature and rewards of creative practice.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (page 173) and index.
LCCN 2013023170
ISBN9781567925111 (alkaline paper)
ISBN1567925111 (alkaline paper)

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