Why We Make Things and Why It Matters

Why We Make Things and Why It Matters

[the Education of A Craftsman]

Audiobook CD - 2014
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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
ISBN: 9781483010021
1483010023
Branch Call Number: 7.455 Ko
Description: 5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc
Additional Contributors: Burns, Traber

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

LibraryThing Series Information


  Loading...

Find it at CRRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top