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The Resource Building and dwelling : ethics for the city, Richard Sennett

Building and dwelling : ethics for the city, Richard Sennett

Label
Building and dwelling : ethics for the city
Title
Building and dwelling
Title remainder
ethics for the city
Statement of responsibility
Richard Sennett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this sweeping study, one of the world's leading thinkers about the urban environment traces the often anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them, from ancient Athens to twenty-first-century Shanghai. Richard Sennett shows how Paris, Barcelona and New York City assumed their modern forms; rethinks the reputations of Jane Jacobs, Lewis Mumford and others; and takes us on a tour of emblematic contemporary locations, from the backstreets of Medellin, Colombia, to the Google headquarters in Manhattan. Through it all, he shows how the 'closed city' - segregated, regimented, and controlled - has spread from the global North to the exploding urban agglomerations of the global South. As an alternative, he argues for the 'open city,' where citizens actively hash out their differences and planners experiment with urban forms that make it easier for residents to cope. Rich with arguments that speak directly to our moment - a time when more humans live in urban spaces than ever before - Building and Dwelling draws on Sennett's deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities.--
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Cataloging source
ERASA
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1943-
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Sennett, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Urbanization
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Cities and towns
Label
Building and dwelling : ethics for the city, Richard Sennett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Crooked, open, modest -- Part One. The two cities. Unstable foundations ; Cité and ville divorce -- Part Two. The difficulty of dwelling. Klee's angel leaves Europe ; The weight of others ; Tocqueville in Technopolis -- Part Three. Opening the city. The competent urbanite ; Five open forms ; The bond of making -- Part Four. Ethics for the city. Time's shadows -- Conclusion: One among many
Control code
on1016585455
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 341 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780713998757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1016585455
Label
Building and dwelling : ethics for the city, Richard Sennett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Crooked, open, modest -- Part One. The two cities. Unstable foundations ; Cité and ville divorce -- Part Two. The difficulty of dwelling. Klee's angel leaves Europe ; The weight of others ; Tocqueville in Technopolis -- Part Three. Opening the city. The competent urbanite ; Five open forms ; The bond of making -- Part Four. Ethics for the city. Time's shadows -- Conclusion: One among many
Control code
on1016585455
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 341 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780713998757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1016585455

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