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UPDATE: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn

comments (0) February 20th, 2014 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman
David R. Godine Publisher, 2013
$24.95; 200 pp.


And the winner is: anonmt


Peter Korn has been a furniture maker since 1974 and he is the Executive Director and founder of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine. He has also written a few books including the most recent, Why We Make Things and Why It Matters. This book tells the story of Korn's journey from a novice carpenter to furniture maker to school administrator and examines "why do we choose the spiritually, emotionally, and physically demanding work of bringing new objects into the world with creativity and skill?" This is not a how-to book but rather a book that aims to answer that question.

Why We Make Things and Why It Matters is a memoir that will motivate fellow makers and artists and provides inspiration to all of us to keep on making things.


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