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By Michael Owen Jones

Michael Owen Jones's examine of chairmaking in southeastern Kentucky makes a speciality of rural woodworker Chester Cornett. Cornett discovered a feeling of safety, balance, and vanity within the constructions of his chairs and the virtuosity in their layout. contemplating different zone craftsmen for comparability, Jones explores why humans worth aesthetic traits in addition to utilitarian ones within the making of daily gadgets. He appears deeper nonetheless into the character of the artistic approach and the traditions that impact it.

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