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The craftsman

Author: Richard Sennett
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Defining craftsmanship far more broadly than "skilled manual labor," Richard Sennett maintains that the computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen engage in a craftsman's work. Craftsmanship names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, says the author, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves. In this  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sennett
ISBN: 9780300119091 0300119097 9780300151190 0300151195
OCLC Number: 171287612
Description: 326 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The troubled craftsman --
The workshop --
Machines --
Material consciousness --
The hand --
Expressive instructions --
Arousing tools --
Resistance and ambiguity --
Craftsmanship --
Quality-driven work --
Ability.
Responsibility: Richard Sennett.
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In this thought-provoking book, a distinguished public intellectual explores the work of craftsmen past and present and challenges ideas about what constitutes good work in today's world.  Read more...

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"Eloquent and persuasive."--Scott Nesbit, "Culture" --Scott Nesbit"Culture" (03/01/2008)

 
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