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The Nature and Art of Workmanship - David Pye

The Nature and Art of Workmanship

By: David Pye

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Published: 20th November 1978
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This is a digital reprint of David Pye's original 1968 edition. Within it he argues that the aesthetic quality of our environment depends as much on its workmanship as on its design, 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 and 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 it.

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Plates
Acknowledgements
Preface
Design proposes, workmanship disposes
The workmanship of risk and the workmanship of certainty
Is anything done by hand?
Quality in workmanship
The designer's power to communicate his intentions
The natural order reflected in the work of man
Diversity
Durability
Equivocality
Critique of 'On the nature of Gothic'
The aesthetic importance of workmanship, and its future
Commentary on the plates
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521293563
ISBN-10: 0521293561
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 20th November 1978
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.25