Why We Make Things and Why it Matters



Why We Make Things and Why it Matters

By Peter Korn

Peter Korn is a furniture maker, author, teacher, and founder of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. In this book, Peter explores how the creative practice of making fine objects shapes our identities and gives us the kind of personal fulfillment that is all too elusive in today’s culture of mass-consumption. Peter draws upon his own life experiences as a woodworker to offer an intimate perspective on what it means to be a craftsperson and how craftsmanship connects us to society as a whole.

David R. Godine Publisher, 2013. Hardcover, 179 pages.