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En in de meeste gevallen was ik het eens met de schrijver. They show how to put theoretical sources to work in empirical research. I need to reread this book. I really recommend you read this — the stuff about architecture is worth the price of the book alone — but there are larger fish and they all need frying. Visit eBay’s page on international trade. His writing is discursive and sometimes verges on sennettt, but will pull itself back into some kind of shape just as you are about to give up.

This book left me with a number threads that I want to follow further on my own.

Image not available Photos not available for this variation. Oct 05, Andrew added it Shelves: But the book was well written and easy to read if you were interested in the history of the craftsman and how it has evolved to programming today. Hij breekt een senneft voor de vakman, die in de moderne tijd steeds minder gewaardeerd wordt. Nov 03, Sandeep Bedadala rated it it was ok Shelves: No es casualidad que el taylorismo ni siquiera sea mencionado.

He makes the relation of craftwork being close to play. His writing style can be dense and challenging, but every word is there for a reason – it’s part of his “craft” mentality! Preview — The Craftsman by Richard Sennett. One thing is certain.


Any engineer will be exasperated with his conflicting positions between the craft of creating and perfecting machinery, the design and use of tools as part of craft, and the romantic distaste for replacing handwork with a tool that produces more precise and regular results. While I enjoyed it, by the end I felt there was not much left to say or much of a thesis – other than the idea that we humans make stuff and that process of making can be full of thought and meaning.

Sennetts idea of ‘Craftsmanship’ is not simply a history of artisanry, it is a mindset that potetially perteins to any activity.

The Craftsman

Apr 07, Janie rated it it was amazing Shelves: The sort of book in which John Milton is referred to as “the poet John Milton”. The Culture of the New Capitalism In Sennetg Culture of the New CapitalismRichard Sennett surveys the major differences between earlier forms of industrial capitalism and the more global, more febrile, ever more mutable version of capitalism that is taking its place.

One of the main characters in the development of IQ testing was the leading eugenicist, Lewis Terman who developed the original model of Binet and Simon c “wanted to identify the exceptionally stupid and to sterilise them”. Sennett here sifts through the history of work in general and craftsmanship in particular, looking for the reasons why quality and care are so forgotten in our society.

In which Richard Sennett, investigates the nature of craft and the craftsman mindset.

Culture is a set of practices rather than static representations; culture is made and remade in countless small ways and occasional bursts of innovation. This book will take you on a journey through a plethora of historical and practical examples that guide you to a d This book is a prime example of what philosophical analysis of certain concepts can contribute to your everyday life.


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Published March 27th by Yale University Press first published Truly, Sennett’s total project is an ambitious one; and ‘The Craftsman’ here represents eel powerful but nevertheless, a perplexing beginning to his critique of material culture.

His closest experience is writing, but a mental craft is far different from a physical one. Moreover, any craftsperson will be dismayed with Sennett’s disregard for actual craft, in the course of his analysis of the social and political structures of “craftsmen.

And like Schon’s ‘The Refle First of all, it is exceedingly unfair to write a short, impressionistic review for a book that is meant to be the first of a three volume critique and analysis on material culture intended by Richard Sennett.

It seems the hardest thing for us to accept is that we are essentially social animals and therefore we can only reach our highest realisation within a community, and within a learning community not least.

See all simplybestpricesto20dayshipping has no other items for sale. Remarkably poor editing – typos, misspellings, you name it. It complements several other books in a theme of craftsmanship, quality, worksmanship and philosophy that are also in my book list including Korn, and Crawford most clearly, Some important sennnett concepts: