By Michael Owen Jones
Jones explores the human impulse to create, the need for having aesthetically enjoyable studies, and the yearning for culture. He additionally considers subject matters akin to making chairs, home improvement homes, utilizing and maintaining soda-fountain slang, getting ready and consuming foodstuff, and sculpting sensible figures out of cement.
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