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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I can’t review this book, it is too amazing. If you enjoy manipulating the universe in any way- cooking, decorating, designing, composing, making music, making things out of wood or plastic or code or silicon or leather or fabric or cats or light or sculpey or paper or fiberglass, and you want to take your thinking-about-that to a higher level, this is your ticket.
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.
This is DENSE stuff though- in another writer’s hands, this could have become a multi-volume treatise. Oskar rated it it was amazing Nov 19, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Everything occurs within a system of changes and structures and is not divisible from the system in which it operates. Clif Brittain rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. In the s Pye wrote two major and influential works: This is a digital reprint of David Pye’s original edition. Mathieu rated it really liked it Jun 09, Nasrul Haqqim rated it it was amazing Jan 16, 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.
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Dvaid discusses how design intent must be translated to workmanship, the relation of economy to workmanship, and the integrity of materials and craftsmanship. If you genuinely care, you must read, as carefully and respectfully as Pye gas written.
Mr Pye shows how and why we are conscious of finish and workmanship, goes on to ask why so much of our environment is impoverished and asks what can be done about it. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Some davie stuff here, although much of it will seem a bit obvious to the experienced designer. He proceeds to develop a new theory of the aesthetics of workmanship natuge can be applied to architecture, to the products of industry and to cra This is a digital reprint of David Pye’s original edition.
This article is about the furniture designer. Oct 26, Trauman rated it really liked it. 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.
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John rated it really liked it Sep 25, Technique far outstrips affordability. Unlike Sennett ‘ s view that all of us who desire to do good work can have “craftsman-ness”- Pye carefully in simple terms lays out the nature of practices that lead to craftsmanship.
September Learn how and when to remove this template message. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. If you enjoy manipulating the universe in any way- cooking, decorating, I can’t review this book, it is too amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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 terminology for thinking about “design” and “workmanship. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Michala rated it really liked it Sep 09, This book picks up where his Nature and Aesthetics of Design leaves off. We can walk instead of taking the car but we cannot fly instead of taking a plane.
Want to Read saving…. His comments on the use of computers are dated, but then he was a product of his time.
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Where that failure is allowed to enter in is an arbitrary result of the process of designing. Within it he argues that the aesthetic quality of our environment depends as much on its workmanship as on its design, and that workmanship has been largely ignored. However, until I can confirm that suspicion, I’ll think this book is groudbreaking and essential to my subsequent discussions of “work” in terms of digital textual production i.
Is it possible to nagure of craftsmanship in the arena of modern mass-production? Aug 13, Ted rated it it was amazing. Chuck T rated it really liked it Jan 10, Jul 01, Dave Armishaw rated it it was amazing. Pye proposed that we build things to effect change. Quotes from The Nature And Ar Return to Book Page. If there is an ‘essential reading’ list for creative philosophers though, this should be on it.