About the Book
"Most of us have to work. But is work just a means to an end? In trying to make a living, have we lost touch with the idea of making things well? In this provocative and enlightening book, Richard Sennett explores the idea of craftsmanship - the desire to do a job well for its own sake - as a template for living. Pure competition, he argues, will never produce good work. Instead, the values of the craftsman, whether in a Stradivari violin workshop or a modern laboratory, can enrich our lives and change the way we anchor ourselves in the world around us."
"Just after the Cuban Missile Crisis, the days in 1962 when the world was on the brink of atomic war, I ran into my teacher Hannah Arendt on the street."
I wrote a blog post about this book, inspired by the section on the good craftsman and managing obsession: http://www.cookinrelaxin.com/2009/08/good-craftsman-and-innovation.html
The Physical Object
|Number of pages||336|
|Dimensions||9.2 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches|
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|April 30, 2008||Created by an anonymous user||Inital record created, from an amazon.com record.|