The Conscience of the Eye: The Design and Social Life of Cities

The Conscience of the Eye: The Design and Social Life of Cities

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qVisionary, often brilliant.q a€”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 Harlema€”a study of the physical fabric of the city as a mirror of Western society and culture.Elaborate dumbwaiters were fitted out with coal braziers and ice buckets. Bookcases turned on hidden pivots to reveal suddenly that a library gave upon a little bedroom, fitted out for those times when the Quest for Knowledge culminates in theanbsp;...


Title:The Conscience of the Eye: The Design and Social Life of Cities
Author: Richard Sennett
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 1992-08-17
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