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People learn about themselves through the things they make, that material culture matters.

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Although Sennet drew his own conclusions about aresano nature of craftsmanship, he’s left his readers with a number of useful tools to start examining and improving their own craft. Another frustrating bit comes from the uneven juxtaposition of Sennett’s substantiations on his claims. He rjchard the value put on the craftsman going through a series of historical stages: This book left me with a number threads that I want to follow further on my own.

Your rating has been recorded. 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.

As expected, In which Richard Sennett, investigates the nature of craft and the craftsman ricbard. But the book then took a turn into an account of skill development, which only serve to further constrained the narrative into a more developed account on the various aspects and contentions of skills. I questioned the way I work.

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. I think the foundations of many contemporary “business” and “self-help” books can be traced back to the insights expounded in this one and I’ll certainly be rereading it often.

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Please verify that you are not a robot. The E-mail message field is required. My two stars are for introducing me to some wonderful men and women from the past and their unique approach to craft. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is as if Sennett is interested to level the great disparity set between the mind and the rivhard instituted by the long line of thinkers from Plato to Arendt in the midst of the great nihilism of Tradesmanship today.

He seems like a good-hearted guy, with a sort of William Morris socialist outlook, someone ruchard likes sincerity and who likes carpenters and writers and chefs and architectural draftsmen and Linux programmers and wants us all to work together to make nice things. En in de meeste gevallen was ik het eens met de schrijver. Fantastic and edifying study of a topic that is literally esnnett to but into word. Return to Book Page. Rather than climbing to the heights of a lonely mountain top to find myself, I can only ever find myself in amongst life — and by definition that life is deeply social.

When new, these tools are a threat to established patterns of labor.

Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. I speak from experience as a woodworker, blacksmith, and coder.

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Coders may share philosophy, social structure, etc. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Truly, Sennett’s total project is an ambitious one; and ‘The Craftsman’ here represents a powerful but nevertheless, a perplexing beginning to his critique of material culture. Extremely relevant in the modern context in which the application of skilled work and making things well is seemingly devalued in favour of unfocused productivity.

They show how to put theoretical sources to work in empirical research. Sep 16, Brent Wilson rated it really liked it. You can find a longer review on my blog in portuguese: Another “thesis” that Sennett can at best claim to have exploredbut not to have coherently argued or even supported.


But being one of the rare books out there–and I can remember only Donald Schon’s ‘The Reflective Practitioner’ as the last word out there outlining an epistemology of practice–Sennett’s new book still warrants a few exciting words despite the caveat as stated.


I asked myself how my work is similar to theirs. Intelligence is seen as more embodied, more complex and diverse that the unitary figure represented by the IQ score.

Sennett reckons the best critic of IQ is Howard Gardner, who added touch, movement, hearing and the ability to communicate with others, and to be self-reflective, to give an expanded concept of intelligence. Don’t have an account? Jun 27, Peter Green rated it really liked it Shelves: As a good establishment figure he starts by going back to the classics quoting Aristotle from his Metaphysics: A strength of the book may be that his sense of craft encompases a wider sense of production than that of Morris.

A fine book by a Pragmatist of aresano day. Where he falls short is his choice of case studies, which make heavy-handed reference to expert artedano of which Sennett seems to have more than cursory knowledge – architecture, urban design, computer programming, cooking – instead of practices more traditionally associated with “craft.

Trivia About The Craftsman. The answer is in between somewhere, and I’m exploring how both technology and craft and co-exist productively. Oct 05, Andrew added it Shelves: You may send this item to up to five recipients.

Culture is something people do.

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