chapter  3
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Making it Above Grade: Apprenticeship and Learning to 'Make'

First we recognise that the object is one integral thing, then we recognise that it is an organised composite structure, a thing in fact: finally, when the relationship of the parts is exquisite [here meaning, as in Latin exquire, "well searched out,, with a pun on the normal meaning of the word], when the parts are adjusted to the special point, we recognise that it is that thing which it is. Its soul, its whatness, leaps to us from the vestment of its appearance. The soul of the commonest object, the structure of which is so adjusted, seems to us radiant. The object achieves its epiphany.