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The Craftsman

Lists with This Book. The answer is in between somewhere, and I’m exploring how both tec This book is packed with interesting and provocative ideas for me as an instructional designer. If there is any covert political message that can rescue the current crisis of ‘getting by’ or ‘value relativism’, then Sennett here may possess the promise of a good chance. Sennett’s comprehensive synthetic quilting of bits from computer programming, to violin making, to architectural practice stitched with snippets of his own insightful social commentary of how bad planning practices make unlivable cities, and the devaluation of human beings in new capitalism all make this book a rewarding tract for unbridled musings across historical time and intellectual space.

I never self-actualise — I always actualise in relation to others, either with their help or in my own struggle against their views. Avoiding class He does back flips to avoid talking about class Untitled by Reese WitherspoonHardcover 5. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. To ask other readers questions about The Craftsmanplease sign up.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Social conditions shape these motivations. There is a discussion here about people working together to make Wikipedia and Linux – and perhaps there is that – but I’m not sure this is quite the same thing as the system of apprenticeship Sennett seems to be endorsing.

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Coders may share philosophy, social structure, etc. 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.

The nature of intuition and “inspiration” is treated too, with rigorous dissection to expose the underlying processes. These are things that are increasingly annoying me.

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Once this is achieved problems of coordination can be addressed. This book left me eo a number threads that I want to follow further on my own.

As a good establishment figure he starts by going back to the classics quoting Aristotle from his Metaphysics: Apr 07, Janie rated it it was amazing Shelves: The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where ssnnett is applicable.

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 arfesano need frying. Subject to credit approval. Handwerk doe je niet zo maar ‘even’. Franco and Donna, in their bullet-flying, peripatetic ssennett of Juana — and each other — find their paths crossing but promptly lose contact again. But in the last chapter Sennett returns to his initial premise on the ethics of design via craftmanship, thus showing that the ride between introduction and conclusion has been a less than focused one.


OTOH, many craftsmen e. I found it impossible e read this book and not think about my senntt work as a product manager. 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. Any engineer will be exasperated with his conflicting positions between the craft of creating and perfecting machinery, the design senhett 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.

A great book nonetheless, and a worthwhile read for anyone in the aforementioned expert practices or others interested in the plight of quality-driven work in today’s world. The better you are at something, the fewer of you there are. Quotes from The Craftsman.