Why We Make Things and Why it MattersPeter Korn
The good life that society prescribes – the untrammeled pursuit of wealth and fame, leisure and consumption – often leaves some essential part of us malnourished. We may be capable, competent individuals yet find ourselves starved for avenues of engagement that provide more satisfying sustenance.
This is not a "how-to" book in any sense. Korn wants to get at the why of craft in particular, and the satisfactions of creative work in general, to understand their essential nature. How does the making of objects shape our identities? How do the products of creative work inform society? In short, what does the process of making things reveal to us about ourselves? Korn draws on four decades of hands-on experience to answer these questions eloquently, and
Published in: 2013
Size: 9"h x 6"w
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