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The Resource The craftsman, Richard Sennett

The craftsman, Richard Sennett

Label
The craftsman
Title
The craftsman
Statement of responsibility
Richard Sennett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Defining craftsmanship far more broadly than "skilled manual labor," Richard Sennett maintains that the computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen engage in a craftsman's work. Craftsmanship names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, says the author, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves. In this thought-provoking book, one of our most distinguished public intellectuals 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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
257371
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sennett, Richard
Dewey number
601
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1498
LC item number
.S46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Work
  • Work
  • Motivation (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The craftsman, Richard Sennett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The troubled craftsman -- The workshop -- Machines -- Material consciousness -- The hand -- Expressive instructions -- Arousing tools -- Resistance and ambiguity -- Craftsmanship -- Quality-driven work -- Ability
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780300119091
Lccn
2007036415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 171287612
  • (OCoLC)171287612
Label
The craftsman, Richard Sennett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The troubled craftsman -- The workshop -- Machines -- Material consciousness -- The hand -- Expressive instructions -- Arousing tools -- Resistance and ambiguity -- Craftsmanship -- Quality-driven work -- Ability
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780300119091
Lccn
2007036415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 171287612
  • (OCoLC)171287612

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