by Richard Sennett
Editor: Yale University Press
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The craft, says Richard Sennett, the names the rights of the impulse to do a job for its own good, and the quality of execution involves the development of skills and focus on the task rather than ourselvesThe computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen to engage in a craftsman’s workIn this book reflection, Sennett explores the work of artisans of the past and present, identifies the profound links between the material of consciousness and ethical values, challenges and received ideas about what constitutes good work in today’s worldThe Craftsman is committed to the many dimensions of competence-from the technical demands to the obsession with the energy needed to do a good job.Sennett’s craftsmanship leads through time and space, from Roman antiquity brickmakers to Renaissance goldsmiths to the printing presses of Paris Illumination and London’s industrial factories, in the modern world he explores what work experiences are shared by computer programmers, nurses and doctors, musicians, glass blowers, and cooks.Unique in the scope of his thinking, Sennett develops previous notions of crafts and craftsmen and learned from us, of the amazement of the extent to which we can learn about ourselves by working to make things physical
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