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The Conscience of the Eye: Design and Social Life of Cities By Richard Sennett

The Conscience of the Eye: Design and Social Life of Cities
by Richard Sennett

With an eye toward the architecture, art, literature and technology of urban life this book gives a study of the search for shelter and the fear of exposure to strangers and new experience in Western culture - and how these two concerns have shaped the physical fabric of the city.
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The Conscience of the Eye: Design and Social Life of Cities Summary


With an eye toward the architecture, art, literature and technology of urban life one of America's observers of society gives us an incisive study of the search for shelter and the fear of exposure to strangers and new experience in Western culture - and how these two concerns have shaped the physical fabric of the city. The author examines the development of urban society and structure from the ancient world to the present. His discussion takes the reader from the assembly hall of Athens to the Palladium Club, from Augustine's "City of Gold" to the Turkish baths of the lower east side, from 18th century English gardens to the housing projects of east Harlem and from Nietzsche's "Birth of Tragedy" to subway graffiti. By the author of "The Hidden Injuries of Class", "The Fall of Public Man" and "Authority".

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Sku
GOR003080903
Title
The Conscience of the Eye: Design and Social Life of Cities
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Year published
Number of pages
416
ISBN 10
0571161928
ISBN 13
9780571161928
Prizes
N/A
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