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Why We Make Things and Why it Matters

Peter Korn


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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


ISBN:                9781567925463
Published in:    2013
Pages:              176
Material:           Softcover
Size:                 9"h x 6"w 
Item:                 499881

Expected Ship Date: 5-7 days