Fewer, better things : the hidden wisdom of objects /

"Fewer, Better Things explores the history of craft in its many forms, explaining how raw materials, tools, design, and technique come together to produce beauty and utility in handmade or manufactured items. Whether describing the implements used in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, the use...

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Author / Creator:Adamson, Glenn, author.
Imprint:New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc., 2018.
©2018
Description:vi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:English
Subject:Personal belongings -- Psychological aspects.
Manufactures -- Psychological aspects.
Material culture -- Philosophy.
Object (Philosophy)
Values.
Handicraft.
Handicraft -- Philosophy.
Industrial design.
Object (Philosophy)
Workmanship.
History.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11709543
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ISBN:9781632869647
1632869640
9781632869661
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Fewer, Better Things explores the history of craft in its many forms, explaining how raw materials, tools, design, and technique come together to produce beauty and utility in handmade or manufactured items. Whether describing the implements used in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, the use of woodworking tools, or the use of new fabrication technologies, Adamson writes expertly and lovingly about the aesthetics of objects, and the care and attention that goes into producing them. Reading this wise and elegant book is a truly transformative experience."--