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
     
 

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"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.

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"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.

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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)
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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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393346497
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
691 KB

Meet the Author

Richard Sennett’s books include The Corrosion of Character, Flesh and Stone, and Respect. He was the founding director of the New York Institute for the Humanities and now teaches sociology at New York University and at the London School of Economics.

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