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

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What a superb book this is... the central premise being so clearly intelligent, so engagingly correct... As it is, the perfectly planned prose and stylish design could elevate Peter Korn's account of his life and career, as a craftsman (a furniture maker) to the status of a modern classic. This is one cool piece of work. -- Robert Crampton "The Times (U.K.)" --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Peter Korn is the founder of the Centre for Furniture Craftsmanship, and has been a furniture maker since 1974. He is the author of the best-selling book. Woodworking Basics. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B085H6PMPC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ David R. Godine, Publisher; Reprint edition (March 31 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8369 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 211 pages
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PETER KORN is the founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, a non-profit woodworking and design school in Rockport, Maine. A furniture maker since 1974, his work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums. Born in 1951, Korn grew up in Philadelphia, where he attended Germantown Friends School. He majored in history at the University of Pennsylvania. More information is available at www.peterkorn.com

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