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The Craftsman

Richard Sennett

The Craftsman

 Penguin, 2009 

From pleasure to necessity, Sennett claims that craftsmanship is an enduring human impulse. This classic book is an in-depth reflection about perfectionist skills and the desire to do things well. A sociologist and philosopher’s wide-ranging, insightful take on humanity’s relationship with making. It captures the stories of craftsmanship in obvious but also unexpected places from pottery to Linux coding.