The Craftsman

byRichard Sennett

Paperback | March 31, 2009

The Craftsman by Richard Sennett
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Craftsmanship, says Richard Sennett, names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves. The computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen all engage in a craftsman’s work. In this thought-provoking book, Sennett explores the work of craftsmen past and present, identifies deep connections between material consciousness and ethical values, and challenges received ideas about what constitutes good work in today’s world.
 
The Craftsman engages the many dimensions of skill—from the technical demands to the obsessive energy required to do good work. Craftsmanship leads Sennett across time and space, from ancient Roman brickmakers to Renaissance goldsmiths to the printing presses of Enlightenment Paris and the factories of industrial London; in the modern world he explores what experiences of good work are shared by computer programmers, nurses and doctors, musicians, glassblowers, and cooks. Unique in the scope of his thinking, Sennett expands previous notions of crafts and craftsmen and apprises us of the surprising extent to which we can learn about ourselves through the labor of making physical things.
 
Title:The CraftsmanFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.86 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.86 inPublished:March 31, 2009Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300151195

ISBN - 13:9780300151190

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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