Why We Make Things and Why it Matters: The Education of a Craftsman Paperback – 2 Feb 2017
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"It’s a beautifully written account of one man’s journey, making beautiful items over his lifetime." (Vanessa King Psychologies)
About the Author
Peter Korn is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Furniture Craftmanship, a woodworking and design school in Rockport, Maine. A furniture maker since 1974, his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States. In addition to writing Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman, which won the 2014 Maine Literary Award, Korn is the author of several how-to books. These include the bestselling Woodworking Basics: Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship and The Woodworker’s Guide to Hand Tools.
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I would recommend that all educationalists and those academics in Westminster read this book then perhaps we might readdress the lack of practical subjects being taught in our schools these days.
Fleet Hants UK
Although the author specialises in the art of furniture-making, the principles and the thought processes he attempted to convey, based on his personal views/experiences, seem to be universal.
My only qualm would be his overuse of the word "narrative." After seeing it for the tenth time I started wondering when I was going to see it again, thus distracting me from the main task.
Other than that the book was a pleasure to read.