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Fewer, Better Things characters ✓ 7 Ð Curator and scholar Glenn Adamson opens Fewer Better Things by contrasting his beloved childhood teddy bear to the smartphones and digital tablets children have today He laments that many children and adults are losing touch with the material objects that have nurtured human development for thousands of To groups he often asks an audience member what he or she knows about the chair the person is sitting in Few people know much than whether it's made of wood plastic or metal If we know little about how things are made it's hard to remain connected to the world around us Fewer Better Things explores the history of craft in its many forms explaining how raw materials tools design and techniue come together t. Adamson makes the case for staying in touch literally with the real world of hand wrought artifacts and objects Everybody wants herhis kid to go to college even if the kid by the thousands would be happier and better off becoming a skilled craftsperson plumber electrician carpenter potter metal worker an auto repair expert It's possible a few parents would see the light if they read this book and set their kid free from meeting their deluded expectations This book is too uiet and too small to restore the respect these kind of jobs deserve but it lights a candle in the darkness of our foolish ignorance when we look down on the people who build and fix everything the rest of us know nothing about and find indispensable It's also a heartfelt plea for doing without badly objects that need to be replaced often in favor of a few well made things that last a lifetime and longer Those who rated it boring should open their minds and read it again

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Curator and scholar Glenn Adamson opens Fewer Better Things by contrasting his beloved childhood teddy bear to the smartphones and digital tablets children have today He laments that many children and adults are losing touch with the material objects that have nurtured human development for thousands of years The objects are still here but we seem to care less and know less about them In his presentations. This is an excellent study of objects I highly recommend reading this book but maybe reading one chapter a day like a book of daily inspiration The chapters are short and are almost like meditations on craft and the object Such a pleasure to read something so thoughtful and beautifully written

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Fewer Better ThingsO produce beauty and utility in handmade or manufactured items Whether describing the implements used in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony the use of woodworking tools or the use of new fabrication technologies Adamson writes expertly and lovingly about the aesthetics of objects and the care and attention that goes into producing them Reading this wise and elegant book is a truly transformative experienc. The title is misleading and the content is somewhat academic and dry boring