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    Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman (CD-Audio) By (author) Peter Korn, Read by Traber Burns

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    DescriptionIn 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 employment as a novice carpenter on Nantucket, 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.Furniture making practiced as a craft in the twenty-first century is a decidedly marginal occupation. Yet the view from the periphery can be illuminating. For Korn the challenging work of bringing something new and meaningful into the world through one s own volition whether in the arts, the kitchen, or the marketplace is what generates the meaning and fulfillment that so many of us seek.This is not a how-to 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. 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 hands-on experience to answer these questions eloquently, and often poignantly, in this personal, introspective, and revealing book."


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    Title
    Why We Make Things and Why It Matters
    Subtitle
    The Education of a Craftsman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Korn, Read by Traber Burns
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781483010038
    ISBN 10: 1483010031
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC E4L: HOU
    BIC subject category V2: WKDW
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    BISAC V2.8: CRA042000
    BIC subject category V2: AKR
    BISAC V2.8: DES006000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54210
    Publisher
    Blackstone Audiobooks
    Imprint name
    Blackstone Audiobooks
    Publication date
    15 April 2014