This book is an easy and inspiring read.
I cannot remember any point at which Sennett had a piece of information that was hard to square with his beliefs; anything contradictory seems to have been ignored.
At times I feel the Professor is droning on a bit too much (for example, when he talks about brick laying, medieval guilds or Cellini) 2.
Bits and pieces of this book to like. And certainly, the general thrust is good. But its a bit badly written. Read morePublished 2 months ago by sapienAustralis
Sennett is wrong about Arendt in the early parts of this book. He is ignorant in his intent to "prove his teacher wrong". The writing is unrefined and poorly edited. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peter Clark
Babbles on and on in an incongruent manner, but a few insights . Egghead sociologist/ philosopher with no apparent real world experience with craftsmanship. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Terry Zenner
It strikes me as a book written at the end of an academic's life. Long-winded, takes ages to get to the point and a ponderous prose style. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Morgan
Ironically, a rather too-heady look at the hand. Touches on many aspects of the hand/brain connection, in short dense references.Published 15 months ago by len truden
The Craftsman, by Richard Sennett [...], is a looking-back-in-anger exercise to search for models to overcome the corrosive character of 21st Century Capitalism. Read morePublished 23 months ago by ftsaez
This book is an easy and inspiring read. It reviews the author's many years of construction experience, from sod homes to complicated modern construction. Read morePublished on January 24, 2012 by William K. Blickley
Actually, I think that the writer of this monograph is confused...not Openheimer...The "bomb", as far as I know, was used only twice as a weapon... Read morePublished on November 23, 2011 by Causalspark
On page 231 the author says - "The literary critic William Empson wrote a famous study about seven types of ambiguity in language, spanning the gamut from blatant contradiction to... Read morePublished on August 30, 2011 by R. Pokkyarath