Why We Make Things And Why It Matters: The Education Of A Craftsman

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  • Author: Peter Korn Peter Korn

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An introspective and revealing look at the nature of the creative process. In this moving account, Peter Korn explores the nature and rewards of creative practice. We follow his search for meaning as an Ivyeducated child of the middle class who finds work as a novice carpenter, transitions to selfemployment as a designer and maker of fine furniture, takes a turn at teaching and administration at Colorado's Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and then founds a school in Maine: the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, an internationally respected nonprofit institution. This is not a howto book in any sense; Korn wants to get at the why of craft in particular and the satisfactions of creative work in general to understand their essential nature.

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