The Art of Work, An Epitaph to Skill (Signed copy)
Signed by Roger Coleman
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 182pp.
Signed directly to the ffep by Roger Coleman.
From the dustwrapper, "In The Art of Work, Roger Coleman supplies a provocative new look at the relationship between work and art, in a world where technology seems poised to transform them both. By reminding us that the history of 'art'—too often regarded as the exclusive preserve of the privileged—is in reality no more than the history of skilled work, the author argues for a human ecology of skill and creativity. Cutting across a myriad of disciplines—art, design, education, architecture—the book urges a fundamental reappraisal of the quality and importance of satisfying work as a means of embracing the lives of the many, rather than the few."
The book is in very good condition, with some light tanning to the pages. The dustwrapper has minor wear but is also very good.