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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.
Category: Social Science

The Craftsman

Author : Sharon Bolton
ISBN : 1250300037
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 29.65 MB
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Sharon Bolton returns with her creepiest standalone yet, following a young cop trying to trace the disappearances of a small town's teenagers. Florence Lovelady's career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Grassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago in a small village in Lancashire. Like something out of a nightmare, the victims were buried alive. Florence was able to solve the mystery and get a confession out of Larry before more children were murdered., and he spent the rest of his life in prison. But now, decades later, he's dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Is someone copying the original murders? Or did she get it wrong all those years ago? When her own son goes missing under similar circumstances, the case not only gets reopened... it gets personal. In master of suspense Sharon Bolton's latest thriller, readers will find a page-turner to confirm their deepest fears and the only protagonist who can face them.
Category: Fiction

Craftsman Bungalows

Author : Gustav Stickley
ISBN : 9780486141985
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 66.87 MB
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Best and most attractive designs from Arts and Crafts Movement publication — 1903–1916 — includes sketches, photographs of homes, floor plans, descriptive text.
Category: Architecture

In The Craftsman Style

Author : Fine Woodworking
ISBN : 1561583987
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 41.92 MB
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Presents instructions for building a variety of Craftsman-style pieces. Includes design tips and techniques for pieces in a variety of styles, including Stickley, Greene and Greene, and Mission.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Craftsman S Handbook

Author : Cennino Cennini
ISBN : 9780486136622
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 39.76 MB
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Fifteenth-century handbook, written by a working artist of the day, reveals techniques of the masters in drawing, oil painting, frescoes, panel painting, gilding, casting, more. Direct link to artists of Middle Ages.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Unknown Craftsman

Author : Muneyoshi Yanagi
ISBN : 0870119486
Genre : Art
File Size : 35.22 MB
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The founder of the Japanese craft movement shares his ideas on the aesthetic value and importance of Oriental folk art
Category: Art

Craftsman Homes

Author : Gustav Stickley
ISBN : HARVARD:32044108137928
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
File Size : 67.93 MB
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Stickley's own compilation of the best Arts & Crafts designs. Includes plans for more than 40 cottages, cabins, and bungalows--complete with illustrated interior layouts and decorating ideas, as well as suggestions for garden and outdoor treatments. All incorporate a sense of space and openness to rooms, and feature bold, rustic styling based on regional building traditions such as colonial log cabins or Spanish missions of the Southwest.
Category: Architecture, Domestic

The Node Craftsman Book

Author : Manuel Kiessling
ISBN : 9781787289253
Genre : Computers
File Size : 36.44 MB
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Become a Node.js craftsman. About This Book This book will help readers to dive deeper into software development with Node.js and JavaScript Takes a craftsman approach to Node.js and object-orientation and test-driven development Crafts many of the small details of Node.js and through to fully-fledged web applications with REST Who This Book Is For This book is written to help you if you're working with Node.js already, but you want to move your craft to the next level with Node.js, so some working knowledge of Node.js is of course already assumed, so that we can look at the work of crafting applications with Node. What You Will Learn How to connect to databases like MongoDB and MySQL from your Node.js application How to unit tests and end-to-end tests for your code When and how to leverage migrations for setting up a continuous deployment workflow Detailed insight into how the Node Package Manager, NPM works How object-orientation actually works in JavaScript Ways to keep your code fast and efficient using asynchronous and non-blocking operations How to use and create event emitters How to use REST frameworks to write full-fledged web applications How to integrate Node.js with Angular In Detail The Node Craftsman Book helps JavaScript programmers with basic Node.js knowledge to now thoroughly master Node.js and JavaScript. This book dives you deeper into the craft of software development with Node.js and JavaScript, incuding object-orientation, test-driven development, database handling, web frameworks, and much more. The Node Craftsman Book shows you how to work with Node.js and how to think deeply about how you build your Node projects. You'll master how to build a complete Node.js application across six crafting milestones, and you'll learn many specific skills to achieve that mastery. These skills include how to work with the Node Package Manager in depth, how to connect your Node applications to databases, and how to write unit tests and end-to-end tests for your code. You'll experience the full Node.js development picture, and learn how to craft and control your Node.js applications - right through to fully-fledged web applications using REST, and integration with Angular applications. Style and approach This book builds on your early knowledge and experience of Node.js and takes a craftsman approach to understanding the whole picture more deeply and shaping your Node applications to perform the way a craftsman would want. So, we take a thoughtful and broad thinking and coding approach to work with Node.js in this book.
Category: Computers

Christopher Marlowe The Craftsman

Author : Sarah K. Scott
ISBN : 0754669831
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contributions to this volume explore the idea of Marlowe as a working artist, in keeping with John Addington Symonds' characterization of him as a sculptor-poet. Throughout the body of his work-including not only the poems and plays, but also his forays into translation and imitation-a distinguished company of established and emerging literary scholars traces how Marlowe conceives an idea, shapes and refines it, then remakes and remodels it, only to refashion it further in his writing process.
Category: Literary Criticism

Valley Of The Craftsmen

Author : William L. Fox
ISBN : 097087491X
Genre : History
File Size : 48.70 MB
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In Valley of the Craftsmen, the story of "higher degree" Freemasonry is depicted through portraits, official papers, material objects, photographs, buildings, and stagecraft. Featuring many previously unpublished images, Valley of the Craftsmen begins with rare illustrations of the English and French philosophical sources that were projected upon an American landscape vitalized and transformed by the concept of fraternity. The story is framed by American popular culture and the serious private effort of individual men in small towns and expansive cities who were intent on developing a moral life in service to their communities.
Category: History