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The Craftsman by Richard Sennet

Guest posted by Benedict Radcliffe,

I’ve just started reading this and really loving it. It continues an argument begun in the 19th century, when writers such as John Ruskin and William Morris extolled the crafts remembered in our surnames (Smith, Cartwright, Thatcher, Mason, Fletcher) while lamenting the mind-numbing and soul-destroying labour of the industrial process which was replacing them.

Posted by Benedict Radcliffe