Search Our Online Inventory

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Online Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like an Online Gift Card to Earthlight Books?

 

Familiar Links
 Last Word Books

Walla Walla:
Welcome Table Farm

 
 
 
Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization, Sennett, Richard

Author Name    Sennett, Richard

Title   Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Fine

Publisher    W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN Number    0393313913 / 9780393313918

Seller ID   SKU1041821

0393313913 Tight binding. Uncreased spine. Clean unmarked text and covers. Light shelf wear. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

More Description

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 they dressed, the mores of bathing and of making love all in the architecture of stone and space from ancient Athens to modern New York. Early in Flesh and Stone, Richard Sennett probes the ways in which the ancient Athenians experienced nakedness, and the relation of nakedness to the shape of the ancient city, its troubled politics, and the inequalities between men and women. The story then moves to Rome in the time of the Emperor Hadrian, exploring Roman beliefs in the geometrical perfection of the body. 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. 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. 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.

Price = 12.00 USD


Browse some related titles while you're here:
Shadowrun 09: Shadowplay, Findley, Nigel D.
Shadowrun 09: Shadowplay
Findley, Nigel D.
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Whistle for the Crows, Eden, Dorothy
Whistle for the Crows
Eden, Dorothy
12.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Dolphin Island (Berkley Highland, F1495)
Dolphin Island (Berkley Highland, F1495)
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Pies?n? ziemi naszej (Polish Edition), Szypowska, Maria
Pies?n? ziemi naszej (Polish Edition)
Szypowska, Maria
11.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

A National Socialist Chronicle: 1889-1933, Hans Volz
A National Socialist Chronicle: 1889-1933
Hans Volz
76.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The History Of England From The Accession Of James II, Macaulay, Thomas Babington
The History Of England From The Accession Of James II
Macaulay, Thomas Babington
11.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Tory Islanders: A people of the Celtic fring, Fox, Robin
The Tory Islanders: A people of the Celtic fring
Fox, Robin
18.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Beautiful Switzerland: Chamonix And Its Environs by G. Flemwell, G. Flemwell
Beautiful Switzerland: Chamonix And Its Environs by G. Flemwell
G. Flemwell
28.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Toledo, n/a
Toledo
n/a
42.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The French Mind by Henry Osborn Taylor, Henry Osborn Taylor
The French Mind by Henry Osborn Taylor
Henry Osborn Taylor
4.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Walla Walla a Town Built to Be a City, Bennett, Robert
Walla Walla a Town Built to Be a City
Bennett, Robert
34.95 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed: The Story of the Village of Le Chambon and How Goodness Happened There, Philip P. Hallie
Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed: The Story of the Village of Le Chambon and How Goodness Happened There
Philip P. Hallie
16.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie