The nature and art of workmanship
Arguing that the aesthetic quality of our environment depends as much on its workmanship as on its design, and that workmanship has been largely ignored, David Pye develops a new theory of the aesthetics of workmanship which can be applied to architecture, to the products of industry and to craft-work. The author shows how and why we are conscious of finish and workmanship, goes on to ask why so much of our environment is impoverished and asks what can be done about it."
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Review: The Nature And Art Of Workmanship (Design Handbooks)User Review - Patrick - Goodreads
Some good stuff here, although much of it will seem a bit obvious to the experienced designer. I suspect that he thinks design means visual or industrial design, and would have a hard time accepting ... Read full review
Review: The Nature And Art Of Workmanship (Design Handbooks)User Review - Trauman - Goodreads
So far, the most important things I've gleaned from this book has been an incredibly clear and nuanced system of terminology for thinking about "design" and "workmanship." Amazing that this has been ... Read full review
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