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The spirit of craft

The hand work will never end!
Some work will still need
the man’s hand,
the man’s mind to do it.
— The Machinist
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The Machinist

soft–cover Book



Through the lens of design, this book documents the stories of a lathe machinist and his community in the Jalan Besar district of Singapore. In their words, we learn how they come to dedicate their entire lives to mastering a skill, and question the meaning of craft in a rapidly changing urban context.  


Co-edited by
Wendy Chua, Xin Xiaochang and Yuki Mitsuyasu.

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