This is one of the classic books on craftsmanship and design. Init, David Pye explores the meaning of skill and its relationship todesign and. David Pye three selections from. The Nature and Art of Workmanship. ( Cambridge University Press, ; reprinted by Cambium Press, ) pp. . David Pye, woodworker, designer and writer, born 18 November , The Nature and Art of Workmanship () similarly sweeps away.
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The Nature And Art Of Workmanship (Design Handbooks) by David Pye
Mr Pye shows how and why we are conscious of finish and nture, goes on to ask why so much of our environment is impoverished and asks what can be done about it. After having written a very negative review daviid Richard Sennett ‘ s book I felt that it was important to emphasize Pope’s classic treatise on a trendy subject. Some good stuff here, although much of it will seem a bit obvious to the experienced designer.
Books by David Pye. Clif Brittain rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Want to Read saving…. Chuck T rated it really liked it Jan 10, Mike rated it it was amazing Jul 03, My one objection to his philosophy is his separation of the aesthetic from utilitarian – they are not, in practice, that cleanly separable. Is it possible to speak of craftsmanship in the arena of modern mass-production?
The Nature And Art Of Workmanship (Design Handbooks)
Michala rated it really liked it Sep 09, He proceeds to develop a new theory of the aesthetics of workmanship which can be off to architecture, to the products of industry and to craft work.
We can walk instead of taking the car but we cannot fly instead of taking a plane. 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.
However, until I can confirm that suspicion, I’ll think thi So far, the most important things I’ve gleaned from this book has been an incredibly clear and nuanced system of ar for thinking about “design” and “workmanship. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Published first published May 1st Something tells me that, although it feels seminal, there might be some more important precedent or antecedent texts with similar or more important versions of this perspective.
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Mathieu rated it really liked it Jun 09, Jim Williams rated it it was amazing Jan 12, He points out that much of design proceeds under the assumption that tools can bring us happiness but in his opinion tools can only avoid unhappiness. Where that failure is allowed to enter in is an arbitrary result of the process of designing. Oskar rated it it was amazing Nov 19, Yes–read this book for a wonderful introduction to how.
His comments on the use of computers are dated, but then he was a product of his time. My one objection to his philosophy is his separation of the aesthetic from utilitarian – they are not, in practice, that cleanly sep Some good stuff here, although much of it will seem a bit obvious to the experienced designer. Mpc1 rated it really liked it Aug 28, Cestjuliette rated it liked it Jan 01, No trivia or quizzes yet.
Life changingly good book about attention, art, and work. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Jan 27, Patrick rated it liked it Shelves: This belief is held because design is conceived at a certain level of isolation from outside factors, an isolation which does not or cannot exist in the world. Oct 26, Trauman rated it really liked it. Ibrahim Abu Abdo rated it it was ok Apr 21, Technique far outstrips affordability.
Open Preview See a Problem? He also points out that design is limited by economy not technique. Naturr proposed that we build things to effect change.