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The Nature and Art of Workmanship

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In this classic book, first published in 1968, David Pye assesses the importance of craft in a mechanised age. At a time when many questioned the relevance of working with hand tools, Pye argued for the importance of skill and workmanship, proposing a new theory of making based on the concepts of 'workmanship of risk' and 'workmanship of certainty'. In Pye's view, good workmanship imparts richness and diversity to our visual environment. In his introduction to this new edition, leading craft scholar Ezra Shales surveys Pye ...

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The Nature and Art of Workmanship
2007, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9780713689310

Trade paperback

The Nature and Art of Workmanship
1995, Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780964399907

Revised edition

Trade paperback

The Nature and Art of Workmanship
1995, Herbert Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781871569766

Paperback

The Nature and Art of Workmanship
1978, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521293563

Revised edition

Trade paperback

The Nature and Art of Workmanship
1971, Studio Vista

ISBN-13: 9780289701423

Hardcover

Nature and Art of Workmanship
1968, Cambridge University Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780521060165

Hardcover

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