By Richard Sennett
This bright background of town in Western civilization tells the tale of city lifestyles via physically experience.
Flesh and Stone is the tale of the private elements of life―how men and women moved in private and non-private areas, what they observed and heard, the smells that assailed them, the place they ate, how they dressed, the mores of bathing and of creating love―all within the structure of stone and area from historical Athens to fashionable New York.
Early in Flesh and Stone, Richard Sennett probes the ways that the traditional Athenians skilled nakedness, and the relation of nakedness to the form of the traditional urban, its bothered politics, and the inequalities among women and men. the tale then strikes to Rome throughout the Emperor Hadrian, exploring Roman ideals within the geometrical perfection of the body.
the second one a part of the booklet examines how Christian ideals concerning the physique concerning the Christian city―the Venetian ghetto, cloisters, and markets in Paris. the ultimate a part of Flesh and Stone offers with what occurred to city house as sleek clinical figuring out of the physique reduce unfastened from pagan and Christian ideals. Flesh and Stone is smart of our regularly evolving city residing areas, aiding us to construct a standard domestic for the elevated range of our bodies that make up the fashionable urban.