Richard Sennett
Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2009, English
Design, General
9 x 6 inches, paperback, 336 pages
ISBN: 9780300151190
Suggested Retail Price: $18.00
On 4 book lists
Milton Glaser
Alice Rawsthorn
Like Roland Barthes, Richard Sennett approaches the making of objects from a very different field, in his case as an academic, social scientist and the founding director of the New York Institute for the Humanities, who is best known for his work on the sociology of cities. In The Craftsman, he explores the changing concept of craftsmanship throughout history, from ancient Roman brickmakers, medieval guilds, Enlightenment Paris, and the Industrial Revolution, to software programmers, lab technicians, and even musicians. . . . View the complete text
Richard Sachs

Someone gave me this book assuming I could relate. When I have the time, and develop an attention span, I plan to relate.

Carola Zwick

This book describes the intrinsic reward gained from working “hands on” as well as the specific relationship between craftsmen and their tools, which in my view is a great inspiration for designers to create hardware and software that empower people.

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