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
This article is about the furniture designer. Some good stuff here, although much of it will seem a bit obvious to the experienced designer. This article needs additional citations for verification. Nasrul Haqqim rated it it was amazing Jan 16, He annd out that much of design proceeds under the assumption that tools can bring us happiness but in his opinion tools can only avoid unhappiness.
Technique far outstrips affordability. This is DENSE stuff though- in another writer’s hands, this could have become a multi-volume treatise. Cestjuliette rated it liked it Jan 01, Everything occurs within a system of changes and structures and is not divisible from the system in which it operates.
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. Mathieu rated it really liked it Jun 09, Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
The Nature And Art Of Workmanship (Design Handbooks)
Is it possible to speak of craftsmanship in the arena of modern mass-production? Ibrahim Abu Abdo rated it it was ok Apr 21, If there is an ‘essential reading’ list for creative philosophers though, this should be on it. Mr Pye shows how and why we are conscious of finish and workmanship, goes on to ask why dvaid much of our environment is impoverished workjanship asks what can be done about it.
I find myself having to stop every few sentences to digest what he’s just said, before I can go on. Want to Read saving…. 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.
Theresa rated it it was amazing May 08, One of Pye’s best known concepts is “the workmanship of risk”, by which he means “workmanship using any kind of natuee or apparatus, in which the quality of the result is not predetermined, but depends on the judgment, dexterity and care which the maker exercises as he works The Nature and Art of Workmanshipp.
Bob rated it it was amazing Nov 27, 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 cra This is a digital reprint of David Pye’s original edition.
Michel Martens rated it it was amazing Apr 23, This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. No trivia or quizzes yet. Pye discusses how design intent must be translated to workmanship, the relation of economy to workmanship, and the integrity of materials and craftsmanship. Chuck T rated it really liked it Jan 10, Aug 13, Ted rated it it was amazing.
Most designed objects are, in his opinion, purely palliative, and very few objects truly enable new activities and behavior. Life changingly good book about attention, art, and work. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.
David Pye (furniture) – Wikipedia
Published first published May 1st After having written a very negative review of Richard Sennett ‘ s book I felt that it was important to emphasize Pope’s classic treatise on a trendy subject.
For the scientist and engineer, see David Randall Pye. I suspect that he thinks design means visual or industrial design, and would have a hard time accepting that most of these same principles also guide, for example, good software design.
Art Kieres rated it it was amazing Dec 25, We can walk instead of taking the car but we cannot fly instead of taking a plane.
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