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Book Club – 26 Nov: The Craftsman

Posted on: October 16, 2013

The Craftsman

The Craftsman

By Richard Sennett
Date: TUESDAY, November 26, 2013
Time: 6:30
Location: Beer Revolution | 1080 8 St SW, Calgary, AB (map)
RSVP: Via Meet Up

About The Book: Defining craftsmanship far more broadly than “skilled manual labor,” Richard Sennett maintains that the computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen engage in a craftsman’s work. Craftsmanship names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, says the author, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves. In this thought-provoking book, one of our most distinguished public intellectuals explores the work of craftsmen past and present, identifies deep connections between material consciousness and ethical values, and challenges received ideas about what constitutes good work in today’s world.

View ‘The Craftsman’ on Amazon.ca

FYI: The book is broken down into 3 sections: Craftsmen, Craft, and Craftmanship. Each sort of stands alone. Some of you may wish to just focus on a single section. That’s your call. 🙂

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