The Craftsman

Author : Richard Sennett
ISBN : 9780141919416
Genre : Social Science
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Why do people work hard, and take pride in what they do? This book, a philosophically-minded enquiry into practical activity of many different kinds past and present, is about what happens when people try to do a good job. It asks us to think about the true meaning of skill in the 'skills society' and argues that pure competition is a poor way to achieve quality work. Sennett suggests, instead, that there is a craftsman in every human being, which can sometimes be enormously motivating and inspiring - and can also in other circumstances make individuals obsessive and frustrated. The Craftsman 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 society in general, suffers from these historical divisions. But the past lives of crafts and craftsmen show us ways of working (using tools, acquiring skills, thinking about materials) which provide rewarding alternative ways for people to utilise their talents. We need to recognise this if motivations are to be understood and lives made as fulfilling as possible.
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The Craftsman

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ISBN : UOM:39015024536933
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The Craftsman

Author : Nicholas Amhurst
ISBN : UOM:39015016439047
Genre : Great Britain
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The Craftsman

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ISBN : UOM:39015010210659
Genre : Art
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The Craftsman

Author : Caleb D'Anvers
ISBN : OXFORD:400445324
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The Craftsman And Freemason S Guide

Author : Cornelius Moore
ISBN : 9780981764405
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Containing a delineation of the rituals of freemasonry, with the emblems and explanations so arranged as greatly to facilitate in acquiring a knowledge of the rites and ceremonies of the several degrees, from Entered Apprentice to that of Select Master, and the order of priesthood.
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The Craftsman In Metal

Author : Raymond Lister
ISBN : UCSC:32106002755475
Genre : Art metal-work
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Category: Art metal-work