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The craftsman

Author: Richard Sennett
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text presents a philosophically-minded enquiry into the idea of craftsmanship. 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sennett
ISBN: 9780141919416 0141919418
OCLC Number: 708253904
Description: 1 online resource
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.

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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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