Tuesday, January 17, 2012

the hand

the hand

interesting reflections by richard sennet in the craftsman's chapter on the hand.

" with greater brain capacity our human ancestors learned how to  hold things in their hands,
to think about what they held, and eventually to shape the things they held;
man apes could make tools, humans make culture"

 he furthers on examining the hand movements of gripping touching and prehension and their roles in developing technique.the chapter is full of fascinating insights.

neki desu
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  1. in fin dei conti la mano è quello che ci differenzia dalle bestie, no?


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