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The amateur : the pleasures of doing what you love

Author: Andy Merrifield
Publisher: London : Verso, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a modern world that has been taken over by experts and professionals, Andy Merrifield argues that we have lost our amateur spirit and need to rediscover the radical and liberating pleasure of doing things we love.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Merrifield
ISBN: 9781786631060 1786631067
OCLC Number: 990128464
Description: xv, 219 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface: feeling "more alive" --
Professionals and amateurs --
A question of faith --
The measure of knowledge --
City of amateurs --
Work in the Crystal Palace --
Professional democracy --
The genius of curiosity --
Hobby-horse --
The amateur revolution.
Responsibility: Andy Merrifield.

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