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The Craftsman
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date March 31, 2009
Pages 326
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300151190
ISBN-10 0300151195
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Other format details university press
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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.
 


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780300119091
 
1 edition from Yale Univ Pr (March 27, 2008)
9780300119091 | details & prices | 326 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.34 lbs | List price $27.50
About: 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780300151190
 
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With Richard Sennett | from Yale Univ Pr (March 31, 2009)
9780300151190 | details & prices | 326 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $18.00
About: 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.

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