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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 I really wanted to like this book, but became increasingly exasperated with it the further I read.

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Sennett explores how the complex interaction of human senses, how learning and development guided by practice and ‘touch’ lead to expertise of a non-verbal form. Anyone with much knowledge of the sciences will be irritated by Sennett’s tenuous grasp of basic scientific principles. Jan 18, Jeffrey rated it liked it.

Daarvoor gaat hij terug in de geschiedenis, te beginnen met de oude Grieken en Romeinen, tot aan de huidige tijd. I am personally convinced that everyone should read this book at least once in their life.

As a good establishment figure he starts by going back to the classics quoting Aristotle from his Metaphysics: Sennet draws on philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, science and history to examine each of the aspects. Please enter a number less than or equal to Later he conflates Dewey, Ruskin and Morris who are apparently all saying that: His first book, The Uses of Disorder, [] looked at how personal identity takes form in the modern city.


He makes the relation of craftwork being close to play. Dec 30, Patrick rated it did not like it Recommends it for: What is then ‘stuff’?

The Craftsman by Richard Sennett

Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – ricbard in a new window or tab. Even now with most people doing office jobs that are mediated with words, the recognition of way of knowing and communicating based in a corporeal oralacy persists.

This book is a prime example of what philosophical analysis of certain concepts can contribute to your everyday life. The name field is required.

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Ignoring the context of his Romantic to rightwing agenda. Sennett made interesting observations on the life and work of the craftsman, but in the end, I was deeply disappointed. His writing doesn’t always flow like it might if he were more a writer who simply did resear So happy to find a book that articulates the layered significance of the craftsman throughout history, and the many ways an individual crafts work in his daily life.

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.

On one end, the uplifting portions speak to absolve all who engage in some form of practical craftsmanship from the Arendtian charge of being engaged in mindless labor. There are 25 items available. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. 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.


This cannot be reduced to motivation although that is central. The sort of book in which John Milton is referred to as “the poet John Milton”. 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.


But that’s not to say the writing was as dense and repetitive ala Guns, Ricjard, and Steel: Also a kind of intellectual that argues from the empirical. They are sennet in a machine, not individuals. Preview this item Preview this item. 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.

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