Review: Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization by Richard Sennett. Richard Brilliant. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Richard Sennett. · Rating details · ratings · 19 reviews. Flesh and Stone is the story of the deepest parts of life—how women and men moved in public. Flesh and Stone is a history of the city in Western civilization, one that tells the story of urban life through bodily experience. It recounts how women and men.
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The story then moves to Rome in the time of the Emperor Hadrian, exploring Roman beliefs in the geometrical perfection of the body. It’s so true – consider how structuring the city in the mindset of the contemporary view of the body; think about how living without clothes in public altered not just the political interaction, but urban design. An expansive history of Western civilization’s evolving conception of the human body and that concept’s influence on the erection of cities.
His research entails ethnography, history, and social theory. Similarly, around the same time human skin was discovered to be instrumental in the circulation of air in the body.
Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization by Richard Sennett
Flesh and Stone makes sense of our constantly evolving urban living spaces, helping us to build a common home for the increased diversity of bodies that make up the modern city. Lists with This Book. The idea of freely circulating blood as promoter of good health was reflected then and now in urban designs where new “arteries” and “veins” were constructed for the free circulation of people and goods and waste, e.
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The final part of Flesh and Stone deals with what happened to urban space as modern scientific understanding of the body cut free from pagan and Christian beliefs. For Sennett, this impulse to free the human body relates directly to other modern conveniences, like television and automobiles, that end up instead imprisoning the body in a non-sensing bubble. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
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The generative power at play in the relationship between a city and its residents flows rochard ways.
I have tried over the past few years to minimize my belongings. The second part of the book examines how Christian beliefs about the body related to the Christian city—the Venetian ghetto, cloisters, and markets in Paris.
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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Harvey’s discovery of blood circulation becomes a city planning concept in the 19th century and revolutionizes urban space as our forebears we know it. We are simply used to cities and how we feel in cities and, so, naturalize them to a certain extent. Pedro Daher rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Ethics for the City.
Sennett has explored more positive aspects of labor in The Craftsman , and in Together: Regarding books I have limited space, which forces me to decide about each monograph, its cont Started reading Richard Sennett’s Flesh and Stone: Return to Book Page. Sennett’s book on the body and the city has a great deal of information on the body in western culture and more srone the body in pain. Customers who viewed richarc item also viewed.
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Flesh and Stone is the story of the deepest parts of life—how women and men moved in public and private spaces, what they saw and heard, the smells that assailed them, where they ate, how Account Options Sign in. The individual in this scenario loses her sense of sharing a common interest with the individuals around her. It is a story of the deepest parts of life – how women and men moved in public and private spaces, what they saw and heard, the smells that assailed their noses, where they are, how they dressed, the mores of bathing and of making love – all in the spaces of the city from ancient Athens to modern New York.
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Jun 15, Sara rated it it was amazing Shelves: The second part of the book examines how Christian beliefs about the body related to the Christian city—the Venetian ghetto, cloisters, and markets in Paris. Sennett erases this naturalization and we see urban space not as an inert backdrop against which we move or as a mere product of human will or design, but as a dynamic organism that has the capability of acting on our bodies even as we act upon it, and of creating our understanding of ourselves in relation to it.
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