Why We Make Things and Why It Matters
[the Education of A Craftsman]Audiobook CD - 2014
In this moving account, Peter Korn explores the nature and rewards of creative practice. We follow his search for meaning as an Ivy-educated child of the middle class who finds work as a novice carpenter, transitions to self-employment 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 how-to book in any sense. Korn gets at the why of craft and the satisfactions of creative work in general to understand their essential nature. How does the making of objects shape our identities? How do the products of creative work inform society? In short, what does the process of making things reveal to us about ourselves? Korn draws on four decades of experience to answer these questions eloquently, and often poignantly, in this personal, introspective, and revealing book.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2014
Branch Call Number: 7.455 Ko
Description: 5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc