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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

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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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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 By (author) Richard Sennett
Contributor N/A
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 1991
Page Number 416
ISBN 0571161928
ISBN13 9780571161928
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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