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Hugo Bowne-Anderson

Hugo Bowne-Anderson, a mathematician and writer, is currently completing his PhD in Pure Mathematics at the University of New South Wales. His most recent publication, an essay on Thomas Pynchon, appears in HEAT 15.

Hugo Bowne-Anderson reviews 'The Craftsman' by Richard Sennett

June 2008, no. 302 01 June 2008
We begin by peering through a window, watching a carpenter hard at work, engaged, precise, among tools and apprentices. Suddenly, we are glimpsing a lab technician working on rabbit cadavers; next, we are in a concert hall, our eyes keenly directed toward the conductor. We encounter these three craftsmen many times throughout Richard Sennett’s enthralling inquiry into the nature of craftsmanship ... (read more)