The Conscience of the Eye: The Design and Social Life of Cities

The Conscience of the Eye: The Design and Social Life of Cities

by Richard Sennett
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

"Visionary, often brilliant." —Los Angeles Times
From the assembly halls of Athens to the Turkish baths of New York's Lower East Side, from eighteenth-century English gardens to the housing projects of Harlem—a study of the physical fabric of the city as a mirror of Western society and culture.
 See more details below

Overview

"Visionary, often brilliant." —Los Angeles Times
From the assembly halls of Athens to the Turkish baths of New York's Lower East Side, from eighteenth-century English gardens to the housing projects of Harlem—a study of the physical fabric of the city as a mirror of Western society and culture.

Editorial Reviews

Newsday
Over the past 20 years, Richard Sennett has been at the forefront of those generalists endeavoring to synthesize the urban insights of history, architecture, the arts and social sciences into a coherent cultural vision. . . . A wonderful, stimulating, richly thoughtful work that should add much to our debate about cities in the coming years.— Philip Lopate
Philip Lopate - Newsday
“Over the past 20 years, Richard Sennett has been at the forefront of those generalists endeavoring to synthesize the urban insights of history, architecture, the arts and social sciences into a coherent cultural vision. . . . A wonderful, stimulating, richly thoughtful work that should add much to our debate about cities in the coming years.”
Booknews
Sennett's brilliant study of the physical fabric of the city as a mirror of Western society and culture was originally published (cloth) in 1990 by Alfred A. Knopf. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393308785
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Sennett teaches sociology at the London School of Economics and New York University

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >