The Craftsman

Author: Richard Sennett

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141919418

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Why 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.
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The Craftsman

A Novel

Author: Sharon Bolton

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250300045

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Sharon Bolton returns with her creepiest standalone yet, following a young cop trying to trace the disappearances of a small town's teenagers. Florence Lovelady's career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Grassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago in a small village in Lancashire. Like something out of a nightmare, the victims were buried alive. Florence was able to solve the mystery and get a confession out of Larry before more children were murdered., and he spent the rest of his life in prison. But now, decades later, he's dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Is someone copying the original murders? Or did she get it wrong all those years ago? When her own son goes missing under similar circumstances, the case not only gets reopened... it gets personal. In master of suspense Sharon Bolton's latest thriller, readers will find a page-turner to confirm their deepest fears and the only protagonist who can face them.
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Christopher Marlowe the Craftsman

Lives, Stage, and Page

Author: Dr Sarah K Scott,Professor M L Stapleton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409475972

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Contributions 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. These essays necessarily overlap with one another in the categories of lives, stage, and page, which signals their interdependent nature regarding questions of authorship, theater and performance history, as well as interpretive issues within the works themselves. The contributors interpret and analyze the disputed facts of Marlowe's life, the textual difficulties that emerge from the staging of his plays, the critical investigations arising from analyses of individual works, and their relationship to those of his contemporaries. The collection engages in new ways the controversies and complexities of its subject's life and art. It reflects the flourishing state of Marlowe studies as it shapes the twenty-first century conception of the poet and playwright as master craftsman.
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The Craftsman's Handbook

Author: Cennino Cennini

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136620

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 142

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Fifteenth-century handbook, written by a working artist of the day, reveals techniques of the masters in drawing, oil painting, frescoes, panel painting, gilding, casting, more. Direct link to artists of Middle Ages.
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Craftsman Bungalows

59 Homes from "The Craftsman"

Author: Gustav Stickley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141985

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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Best and most attractive designs from Arts and Crafts Movement publication — 1903–1916 — includes sketches, photographs of homes, floor plans, descriptive text.
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In the Craftsman Style

Building Furniture Inspired by the Arts & Crafts Tradition

Author: Fine Woodworking

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561583980

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 170

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Presents instructions for building a variety of Craftsman-style pieces. Includes design tips and techniques for pieces in a variety of styles, including Stickley, Greene and Greene, and Mission.
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Craftsman Homes

Author: Gustav Stickley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312025409

Category: Architecture

Page: 226

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WE have selected for presentation here what we consider the best of the houses de signed in The Craftsman Workshops and published in THE CRAFTSMAN during the past five years. Brought together in this way into a closely related group, these designs serve to show the development of the Craftsman idea of home building, decoration and furnishing, and to make plain the fundamental principles which underlie the planning of every Craftsman house. These principles are simplicity, durability, fitness for the life that is to be lived in the house and harmony with its natural surroundings. Given these things, the beauty and comfort of the home environment develops as naturally as a flowering plant from the root.
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Stickley Style

Arts and Crafts Homes in the Craftsman Tradition

Author: David Cathers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684856034

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 223

View: 9768

A 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
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Apprenticeship Patterns

Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman

Author: Dave Hoover,Adewale Oshineye

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379407

Category: Computers

Page: 168

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Are you doing all you can to further your career as a software developer? With today's rapidly changing and ever-expanding technologies, being successful requires more than technical expertise. To grow professionally, you also need soft skills and effective learning techniques. Honing those skills is what this book is all about. Authors Dave Hoover and Adewale Oshineye have cataloged dozens of behavior patterns to help you perfect essential aspects of your craft. Compiled from years of research, many interviews, and feedback from O'Reilly's online forum, these patterns address difficult situations that programmers, administrators, and DBAs face every day. And it's not just about financial success. Apprenticeship Patterns also approaches software development as a means to personal fulfillment. Discover how this book can help you make the best of both your life and your career. Solutions to some common obstacles that this book explores in-depth include: Burned out at work? "Nurture Your Passion" by finding a pet project to rediscover the joy of problem solving. Feeling overwhelmed by new information? Re-explore familiar territory by building something you've built before, then use "Retreat into Competence" to move forward again. Stuck in your learning? Seek a team of experienced and talented developers with whom you can "Be the Worst" for a while. "Brilliant stuff! Reading this book was like being in a time machine that pulled me back to those key learning moments in my career as a professional software developer and, instead of having to learn best practices the hard way, I had a guru sitting on my shoulder guiding me every step towards master craftsmanship. I'll certainly be recommending this book to clients. I wish I had this book 14 years ago!"-Russ Miles, CEO, OpenCredo
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Why We Make Things and Why It Matters

The Education of a Craftsman

Author: Peter Korn

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781784705060

Category:

Page: 192

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Why do we make things? Why do we choose the emotionally and physically demanding work of bringing new objects into the world with creativity and skill? Why does it matter that we make things well? What is the nature of work? And what is the nature of a good life? Part memoir, part polemic, part philosophical reflection, this is a book about the process of creation and what it means to be a craftsman in a mass-produced world. For woodworker Peter Korn, the challenging work of bringing something new and meaningful into the world through oneâe(tm)s own efforts is exactly what generates authenticity, meaning, and fulfilment, for which many of us yearn. This is not a âe~how-toâe(tm) book in any sense, Korn wants to get at the âe~whyâe(tm) of craft in particular, and the satisfaction of creative work in general, to understand its essential nature. How does the making of objects shape our identities? How do the products of creative work inform society? In short, what does the process of making things reveal to us about ourselves? Korn draws on four decades of hands-on experience to answer these questions eloquently in this heartfelt, personal and revealing book.
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The Craftsman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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So Good They Can't Ignore You

Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455509108

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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In an unorthodox approach, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice, and sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do. Not only are pre-existing passions rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work, but a focus on passion over skill can be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers. Matching your job to a pre-existing passion does not matter, he reveals. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it. With a title taken from the comedian Steve Martin, who once said his advice for aspiring entertainers was to "be so good they can't ignore you," Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto is mandatory reading for anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation and eager to find a fresh new way to take control of their livelihood. He provides an evidence-based blueprint for creating work you love, and will change the way you think about careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.
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Craftsman style

Author: Robert Winter,Alexander Vertikoff

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 239

View: 8997

A richly illustrated history of American Craftsman-style architecture looks at the full range of the unique features of this naturalistic, rustic form as revealed in the broad roof overhangs and hand-hewn wooden details of homes, churches, resort hotels, and other buildings.
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Call Me Princess

Author: Sara Blaedel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451683960

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

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Copenhagen Detective Inspector Louise Rick searches for an online predator who has brutally attacked a young woman in her home, a crime that prompts Louise to set up an online profile on the dating site where the predator is soliciting women.
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The Craftsman

Author: Gustav Stickley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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The Craftsman

Author: Caleb D'Anvers,Nicholas Amhurst,Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount),William Pulteney Earl of Bath

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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The Node Craftsman Book

Author: Manuel Kiessling

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787289257

Category: Computers

Page: 186

View: 9324

Become a Node.js craftsman. About This Book This book will help readers to dive deeper into software development with Node.js and JavaScript Takes a craftsman approach to Node.js and object-orientation and test-driven development Crafts many of the small details of Node.js and through to fully-fledged web applications with REST Who This Book Is For This book is written to help you if you're working with Node.js already, but you want to move your craft to the next level with Node.js, so some working knowledge of Node.js is of course already assumed, so that we can look at the work of crafting applications with Node. What You Will Learn How to connect to databases like MongoDB and MySQL from your Node.js application How to unit tests and end-to-end tests for your code When and how to leverage migrations for setting up a continuous deployment workflow Detailed insight into how the Node Package Manager, NPM works How object-orientation actually works in JavaScript Ways to keep your code fast and efficient using asynchronous and non-blocking operations How to use and create event emitters How to use REST frameworks to write full-fledged web applications How to integrate Node.js with Angular In Detail The Node Craftsman Book helps JavaScript programmers with basic Node.js knowledge to now thoroughly master Node.js and JavaScript. This book dives you deeper into the craft of software development with Node.js and JavaScript, incuding object-orientation, test-driven development, database handling, web frameworks, and much more. The Node Craftsman Book shows you how to work with Node.js and how to think deeply about how you build your Node projects. You'll master how to build a complete Node.js application across six crafting milestones, and you'll learn many specific skills to achieve that mastery. These skills include how to work with the Node Package Manager in depth, how to connect your Node applications to databases, and how to write unit tests and end-to-end tests for your code. You'll experience the full Node.js development picture, and learn how to craft and control your Node.js applications - right through to fully-fledged web applications using REST, and integration with Angular applications. Style and approach This book builds on your early knowledge and experience of Node.js and takes a craftsman approach to understanding the whole picture more deeply and shaping your Node applications to perform the way a craftsman would want. So, we take a thoughtful and broad thinking and coding approach to work with Node.js in this book.
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Gustav Stickley, the Craftsman

Author: Mary Ann Smith

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486272108

Category: Architecture

Page: 186

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Superb 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.
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The Unknown Craftsman

A Japanese Insight Into Beauty

Author: Muneyoshi Yanagi,Bernard Leach

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9780870119484

Category: Art

Page: 230

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The founder of the Japanese craft movement shares his ideas on the aesthetic value and importance of Oriental folk art
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