Author: Richard Sennett
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Social Science
View: 1595Why do people work hard, and take pride in what they do? This book, a philosophically-minded enquiry into practical activity of many different kinds past and present, is about what happens when people try to do a good job. It asks us to think about the true meaning of skill in the 'skills society' and argues that pure competition is a poor way to achieve quality work. Sennett suggests, instead, that there is a craftsman in every human being, which can sometimes be enormously motivating and inspiring - and can also in other circumstances make individuals obsessive and frustrated. The Craftsman shows how history has drawn fault-lines between craftsman and artist, maker and user, technique and expression, practice and theory, and that individuals' pride in their work, as well as modern society in general, suffers from these historical divisions. But the past lives of crafts and craftsmen show us ways of working (using tools, acquiring skills, thinking about materials) which provide rewarding alternative ways for people to utilise their talents. We need to recognise this if motivations are to be understood and lives made as fulfilling as possible.
Lives, Stage and Page
Author: Sarah K. Scott,Michael L. Stapleton
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 775Contributions to this volume explore the idea of Marlowe as a working artist, in keeping with John Addington Symonds' characterization of him as a sculptor-poet. Throughout the body of his work-including not only the poems and plays, but also his forays into translation and imitation-a distinguished company of established and emerging literary scholars traces how Marlowe conceives an idea, shapes and refines it, then remakes and remodels it, only to refashion it further in his writing process.
Author: Sharon Bolton
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
View: 3394Friedliche Morgenstimmung liegt über den Hügeln und Wäldern nahe der schottischen Grenze. Zwölf Menschen genießen die prachtvolle Aussicht, die ihnen der Ausflug mit einem Heißluftballon bietet – und müssen plötzlich mit ansehen, wie unter ihnen am Boden eine Frau erschlagen wird. Als der Mörder von dem Opfer ablässt und den Blick gen Himmel richtet, steht das Schicksal dieser Menschen auf Messers Schneide. Der Mann schultert sein Gewehr und nimmt die Verfolgung auf, denn er kann keine Zeugen riskieren. Eine grausame Jagd beginnt. Am Ende wird nur eine Frau entkommen. Kann sie den Killer stoppen?
Author: Mary Ann Smith
Publisher: Courier Corporation
View: 2918Superb study was first to survey totality of influential designer’s accomplishments, focusing on Craftsman houses. Stickley’s design philosophy, influential journal, The Craftsman, major events in the rise and fall of the Craftsman empire, plus illustrations, descriptions, floor plans for many choice examples of Craftsman houses. 86 black-and-white halftones. 31 line illus. Introduction.
The Clark Lectures 1968
Author: M. C. Bradbrook
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 1108Professor Bradbrook's Shakespeare the Craftsman was first given as the Clark Lectures in 1968 at Cambridge. Her purposes in the book that followed are twofold: to trace 'the descent of Shakespeare's art from the popular medieval tradition, especially from the religious drama of the Craft cycles'; and to indicate how his craftsmanship was often a response to some immediate demand - a new actor, a new stage or some specific occasion. The Merry Wives of Windsor, for instance, came of a Royal Command. There are chapters about Burbage and the Globe Theatre, and about Robert Armin, the 'new clown', and his part in Twelfth Night. Other chapters deal with Julius Caesar, Hamlet and the revenge play, and the pageant of Timon of Athens.
Author: Sharon Bolton
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 4114'Filled with intrigue and suspense. The Craftsman is spellbinding.' - Clare Mackintosh 'Sharon Bolton at her absolute finest. Beautifully dark and disturbing.' - Jenny Blackhurst 'Darkly gothic and brilliantly original, The Craftsman will have you spellbound.' - JP Delaney 'An absolutely terrific crime novel that takes your darkest fear and makes it reality.' - Elly Griffiths ********************** Devoted father or merciless killer? His secrets are buried with him. Florence Lovelady's career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Glassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago. Like something from our worst nightmares the victims were buried...ALIVE. Larry confessed to the crimes; it was an open and shut case. But now he's dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Did she get it wrong all those years ago? Or is there something much darker at play? ********************** Praise for The Craftsman 'Grisly and comeplling.' - Sarah Hilary 'Utterly terrifying and gripping.' - Sabine Durrant, author of TAKE ME IN 'An original, dark, and twisted tale and the words just sparkle on the page.' - Niki Mackay 'I dare you to read it after dark. The Craftsman is a blood-chilling thriller that will cast a spell on you.' - Mark Edwards,No.1 Kindle bestseller 'Fabulous, utterly unique storyline, that will effortlessly stand out in the crowd of thrillers. It'll give you the creeps.' - Helen Fields 'Pitch perfect creepiness, air punching female empowerment and sinister mysteries kept me hooked to the very last page.' - Holly Seddon 'The Craftsman goes to some very dark places, and will have readers looking nervously over their shoulders with every page they turn.' - Mick Herron 'A brilliant blend of rich crime thriller with a hint of the gothic. Dark, disturbing and with women who totally rock, with the Craftsman Sharon Bolton has proven herself to be a master Craftsman herself. Buy it. Read it. Tell your friends. Then sleep with the light on.' - Sarah Pinborough
Defining Usefulness and Beauty in Arts and Crafts-era Boston
Author: Beverly Kay Brandt
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
View: 7195When English craftsman, poet, and socialist William Morris advised consumers in the 1880s to "have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful," he prompted a movement for design reform in Britain, Europe, and America. Championing Morris's views, the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston led the quest for "usefulness and beauty" in the United States. As the oldest arts and crafts organization in the country, it exerted considerable influence. Among the Boston reformers were design critics, whose profession became increasingly important in the nineteenth century. Many of them--including a number of prominent women--were also architects, designers, craft workers, educators, and theorists. Their views on design reform were substantive and often controversial. This richly illustrated book explores the interaction of craft workers and critics as they collaborated to improve the quality of the living and working environment in Boston and across the United States. Beverly K. Brandt examines multiple overlapping topics--the evolution of the profession of design criticism in the nineteenth century; Boston in the "Gilded Age" as a center for reform, epitomized by the Aesthetic and the Arts and Crafts movements; the formative years of the Society of Arts and Crafts (1897-1917); key personalities associated with that organization; the theoretical underpinnings of the Arts and Crafts movement; and a diaspora of Boston reformers who left the city to promote usefulness and beauty across the country and abroad. In an epilogue, she discusses the Arts and Crafts revival which has flourished since the 1970s and contemplates why the search for usefulness and beauty continues to resonate today.
Author: William Arnall,Simon Varey
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
View: 6105Simon Varey's edition of William Arnall's Case of Opposition Stated (1732) stands to enrich the ongoing discussion of politics and propaganda in the British paper wars of the 1720s and 1730s. The pamphlet, funded by Sir Robert Walpole's administration, attempted to undermine the credibility of the opposition spearheaded by Viscount Bolingbroke and William Pulteney. Arnall's point-by-point rebuttal of a recent number of Bolingbroke and Pulteney's newspaper, the Craftsman, had a particular urgency about it: the Craftsman's printer had recently been convicted for seditious libel, and the Craftsman was reveling in the publicity, selling more copies as it intensified its attacks on Walpole and George II. Arnall's blistering polemic constituted the administration's most forceful attempt to turn the debate against the opposition. The edition includes a scholarly introduction and notes as well as transcriptions of several numbers of the Craftsman and sections of Dr. Varey's previously unpublished manuscript on the Craftsman. The late Dr. Varey published widely on eighteenth-century subjects.
Arts and Crafts Homes in the Craftsman Tradition
Author: David Cathers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
View: 3840A scholar of the Arts and Crafts movement uses photographs and archival prints to trace the origins of the back-to-basics style that has come back into vogue recently
Author: Cennino Cennini
Publisher: Courier Corporation
View: 9625"Obviously of great merit." — Art Material Trade News. Fifteenth-century handbook, written by a working artist of the day, reveals secrets and techniques of the masters in drawing, oil painting, frescoes, panel painting, gilding, casting, more. Direct link to artists of the Middle Ages. Translation and Introduction by D. V. Thompson. "Delightful flavor..." — N.Y. Herald Tribune.