This is one of the classic books on craftsmanship and design. In
it, David Pye explores the meaning of skill and its relationship to
design and manufacture. Cutting through a century of fuzzy
thinking, he proposes a new theory of making based on the concept of
good workmanship and shows how it imparts all-important diversity to
our visual environment.
About the Author
Ezra Shales is Professor in the History of Art in the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He is author of The Shape of Craft (2107) and Made in Newark: Cultivating Industrial Arts and Civic Identity in the Progressive Era (2010)