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The Nature and Art of Workmanship


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Foreword: Apostle of workmanship 1. Design proposes. Workmanship disposes 2. The workmanship of risk, the workmanship of certainty 3. Is anything done by hand? 4. Quality in workmanship 5. The designer's power to communicate his intentions 6. The natural order reflected in the work of a man 7. Diversity 8. Durability 9. Equivocality 10. Critique of 'On the Nature of Gothic' 11. The aesthetic importance of workmanship, and its future Index

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David Pye, who died in 1993, was an architect, industrial designer andcraftsman. For many years he was also Professor of FurnitureDesign at the Royal College of Art, London. He is also the authorof Ships and The Nature and Aesthetics of Design.

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