Craftsman of the Cumberlands: Tradition and Creativity (Paperback)
  • Craftsman of the Cumberlands: Tradition and Creativity (Paperback)
zoom

Craftsman of the Cumberlands: Tradition and Creativity (Paperback)

(author)
£21.50
Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 14/02/2003
  • Temporarily unavailable

Currently unavailable

Email me when available

Stay one step ahead and let us notify you when this item is next available to order

Why do people consider aesthetic qualities as well as utilitarian ones in the making of everyday objects? Why do they maintain traditions? What is the nature of their creative process? These are some of the larger questions addressed by Michael Owen Jones in his book on craftsmen in the Cumberland Mountains of eastern Kentucky. Concentrating on the work of one man, woodworker and chairmaker Chester Cornett, Jones not only describes the tools and techniques employed by Cornett but also his aspirations and values. Cornett possessed a deep knowledge of his materials and a mastery of construction methods. Some of his chairs represent not objects of utility but aesthetic developments of the chair form. Cornett sought to cope with the problems of his life, Jones maintains; their massiveness provided a sense of security, the virtuosity of their design and construction, a feeling of self-esteem. Jones also compares other area craftsmen and their views about their work.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813190389
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The story of a complex man who through his chairs tries to transcend his limitations, yet seems to be thwarted. As a result he withdraws more and more into his craft and looks toward it as some kind of salvation. Just may change the way we look at handmade objects. - Atlanta History; ""Reminds us why studying folklore makes us feel good."" - Journal of American Folklore

You may also be interested in...

V&A Pattern: C.F.A. Voysey
Added to basket
Islamic Geometric Design
Added to basket
Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration
Added to basket
The Mammoth Book of Tattoo Art
Added to basket
The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain
Added to basket
The World of Ornament
Added to basket
A Closer Look: Frames
Added to basket
Thomas Bewick
Added to basket
£2.50
Paperback
Russian Decorative Arts
Added to basket
American Christmas Cards 1900-1960
Added to basket
Craftsman's Handbook
Added to basket
Folding Techniques for Designers
Added to basket
The Queen's Diamonds
Added to basket
Soldering and Brazing
Added to basket
The Inventory of King Henry VIII
Added to basket
Milling Operations in the Lathe
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.