The Artisian (Spanish)

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By: Richard Sennett

Published by: Anagrama

ISBN: 9788433960917

Softcover. 416 pages. 20 x 14 cm

Language: Spanish

As Richard Sennett announces in the foreword, The Craftsman is the 'first of three books on material culture, each intended as a separate volume. This one is about craftsmanship, the ability to do things well. First of all, it is worth highlighting the very concept of artisan activity, which encompasses, as is analyzed throughout the book, both the ancient trades of potter or glassblower as well as that of luthier or musical interpreter, that of cook, the work of doctors and nurses, that of the Linux team, promoter of Wikipedia, or the ability of parents to educate their children, to give just a few examples.

From this perspective, crafts understand "material culture" and "tacit knowledge" as authentic goods of "social capital", that is, knowledge and skills that are accumulated and transmitted through social interaction, true bodily knowledge of the that you don't really have a conscience. Finally, the humanist conception of all the author's books is represented here by the basic motivation of the craftsman to achieve a job well done for the simple satisfaction of getting it.


Reference: FE19927

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