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The Conscience of the Eye: The Design and Social Life of Cities Hardcover – 1 Jan 1991


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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

A radical, original rethinking of our relationship to the built environment.

Sennett brings an immensely civilized perspective to the forms and patterns the visual experiences of cities, primarily New York City, interpreting how they shape, reflect, or, sadly, fail to reflect, the human beings who built and use them. . . . Provocative and learned." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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