By Peter Korn
During this relocating account (endorsed through America's most renowned woodworker, Nick Offerman, who calls it "Generous and touching . . .[An] first-class book"), Peter Korn explores the character and rewards of inventive perform. We stick with his look for that means as an Ivy-educated baby of the center category who reveals employment as a beginner wood worker on Nantucket, transitions to self-employment as a designer/maker of excellent furnishings, takes a flip at instructing and management at Colorado's Anderson Ranch Arts heart, and at last founds a college in Maine: the guts for furnishings Craftsmanship, an across the world revered, non-profit institution.
Through this gorgeous exploration, Korn works to get on the "why" of craft, specifically, and on the satisfactions of inventive paintings, typically - to appreciate their crucial nature. How does the making of items either mirror and refine our personal identities? what's it approximately craft and artistic paintings that makes them so lucrative? What are the natures of these rewards? How do the goods of inventive paintings tell society? briefly, what does the method of creating issues display approximately ourselves? Korn attracts on 40 years of hands-on adventure to reply to those questions eloquently during this own and revealing inquiry.
Peter Korn writes that his paintings as a furniture-maker attempts to complete 3 targets: integrity, simplicity, and beauty. thankfully, those features also are what distinguish his writing. during this ebook, he supplies the reader a nearly tangible experience of what it takes to be an inventive craftsman, a homo faber, a maker of items, that's one of many important components of the human situation. yet he does even more than that: he explores what the hunt for self and for belonging involves in our swiftly altering occasions. --Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
Peter Korn's extraordinary new ebook resonates with me as a visible artist in a profound approach. I percentage his ardour for craft and respect his skill to take a plank of wooden and style something he units his brain to. through the centuries, furnishings makers and painters have shared a suite of trust structures headquartered on craft. The excitement and calm that i am getting as a painter fashioning a classy paintings from coloured dust on canvas is, i think, a similar excitement and peace that Peter Korn and his scholars get as craftsmen. --Chuck shut