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The craftsman

The craftsman

Author: Richard Sennett
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Most of us have to work. But is work just a means to an end? In trying to make a living, have we lost touch with the idea of making things well? This book offers an exploration of craftsmanship - the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sennett
ISBN: 9780141022093 0141022094
OCLC Number: 1025695427
Notes: Índice.
Description: 326 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Prologue : man as his own maker --
Pt. One. Craftsmen: 1. The troubled craftsman --
2. The workshop --
3. Machines --
4. Material consciousness --
Pt. Two. Craft: 5. The hand --
6. Expressive instructions --
7. Arousing tools --
8. Resistance and ambiguity --
Pt. Three. Craftsmanship: 9. Quality-driven work --
10. Ability --
Conclusion : the philosophical workshop.
Responsibility: Richard Sennett.


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