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And that workmanship has been largely ignored He proceeds to develop a new theory of the aesthetics of workmanship which can be applied to architecture to the products of industry. 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 around for 40 years and I've never really heard it referenced Something tells me that although it feels seminal there might be some important precedent or antecedent texts with similar or important versions of this perspective However until I can confirm that suspicion I'll think this book is groudbreaking and essential to my subseuent discussions of work in terms of digital textual production ie web design digital stories video blog entries

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The Nature and Art of Workmanship Design HandbooksAnd to craft work Mr Pye 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. This book picks up where his Nature and Aesthetics of Design leaves off This is a refreshing book not only because of Pye's deep understanding of hand workmanship but because of the lack of chauvinism toward machine production Indeed many insights applicable to mass production are given in the course of the work Pye discusses how design intent must be translated to workmanship the relation of economy to workmanship and the integrity of materials and craftsmanship Is it possible to speak of craftsmanship in the arena of modern mass production Yes read this book for a wonderful introduction to how

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The Nature and Art of Workmanship Design Handbooks summary È eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ó This is a digital reprint of David Pye's original 1968 edition Within it he argues that the aesthetic uality of our environment depends as much on its workmanship as on its design and that workmanship has beThis is a digital reprint of David Pye's original 1968 edition Within it he argues that the aesthetic uality of our environment depends as much on its workmanship as on its design. I can't review this book it is too amazing If there is an 'essential reading' list for creative philosophers though this should be on it This is DENSE stuff though in another writer's hands this could have become a multi volume treatise But Pye is to most artist philosophers as cold ice cream is to hot butter I find myself having to stop every few sentences to digest what he's just said before I can go onSeriously If you enjoy manipulating the universe in any way cooking decorating designing composing making music making things out of wood or plastic or code or silicon or leather or fabric or cats or light or sculpey or paper or fiberglass and you want to take your thinking about that to a higher level this is your ticket