Richard Sennett The Craftsman

ISBN 13: 9780713998733

The Craftsman

3,84 valoración promedio
( 1.026 valoraciones por Goodreads )
9780713998733: The Craftsman
Ver todas las copias de esta edición ISBN.
Reseña del editor:

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.

The book divides into three parts: the first addresses the craftsman at work. This is a story of workshops - the guilds of medieval goldsmiths, the ateliers of musical instrument makers, modern laboratories - in which masters and apprentices work together but not as equals. In its second part the book explores the development of skill: knowledge gained in the hand through touch and movement. A diverse group of case studies illustrates the grounding of skill in physical practice - from striking a piano key to the use of imperfect scientific instruments like the first telescopes or the anatomist's scalpel. The argument of the third part is that motivation counts for more than talent. Enlightenment thinkers believed that everyone possesses the ability to do good work, and that we are more likely to fail as craftsmen due to our motivation than because of our lack of ability. The book assesses and challenges this belief, concluding by considering craftsmanship as more than a technical practice, and considering the ethical questions that craftsmen's sustaining habits raise about how we anchor ourselves in the world around us.

Biografía del autor:

RICHARD SENNETT's previous books include The Fall of Public Man, The Corrosion of Character, Flesh and Stone and Respect. He was founder director of the New York Institute for the Humanities, and is now University Professor at New York University and Academic Governor and Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He has won the Amalfi and Ebert prizes for sociology and in 2006 was awarded the Hegel Prize by the City of Stuttgart. He is an active musician, and writes 'The Table' column for the Spectator

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Otras ediciones populares con el mismo título

9780300151190: The Craftsman

Edición Destacada

ISBN 10:  0300151195 ISBN 13:  9780300151190
Editorial: Yale Univ Pr, 2009
Tapa blanda

9780300119091: Craftsman, the

Yale U..., 2008
Tapa dura

9780141022093: The Craftsman

Penguin, 2009
Tapa blanda

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks


Richard. Sennett
Publicado por Penguin Books Ltd (2008)
ISBN 10: 0713998733 ISBN 13: 9780713998733
Nuevo Tapa dura Cantidad disponible: 1
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, Estados Unidos de America)

Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, 2008. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0713998733

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 332,71
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío