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The craftsman

The craftsman

Author: Richard Sennett
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This text presents a philosophically-minded enquiry into practical activity of many different kinds past and present. It is divided into three parts: addressing the craftsman at work; the development of skill; and whether motivation counts for more than talent.

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sennett, Richard, 1943-
London : Allen Lane, 2008
(DLC) 2007036415
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sennett
OCLC Number: 1154452260
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified]: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2020. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (326 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Prologue : man as his own maker --
Craftsmen --
The troubled craftsman --
The workshop --
Machines --
Material consciousness --
Craft --
The hand --
Expressive instructions --
Arousing tools --
Resistance and ambiguity --
Craftsmanship --
Quality-driven work --
Ability --
Conclusion : the philosophical workshop.
Responsibility: Richard Sennett.


Shows how history has drawn fault-lines between craftsman and artist, maker and user, technique and expression, practice and theory, and that individuals' pride in their work, as well as modern  Read more...


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