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Building and dwelling : Ethics for the city / Richard Sennett.

By: Sennett, Richard, 1943- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Allen Lane, 2018Description: xiv, 341 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780713998757(hbk.).Subject(s): City planning | Urban &​ municipal planning | Urban communities | City &​ town planning -- architectural aspectsDDC classification: 307.1216 SEN
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. Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: Crooked, Open, Modest pt. ONE The Two Cities 2.Unstable Foundations 3.Cite and Ville Divorce pt. TWO The Difficulty of Dwelling 4.Klee's Angel Leaves Europe 5.The Weight of Others 6.Tocqueville in Technopolis pt. THREE Opening the City 7.The Competent Urbanite 8.Five Open Forms 9.The Bond of Making pt. FOUR Ethics for the City 10.Time's Shadows.
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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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.
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: Crooked, Open, Modest
pt. ONE The Two Cities
2.Unstable Foundations
3.Cite and Ville Divorce
pt. TWO The Difficulty of Dwelling
4.Klee's Angel Leaves Europe
5.The Weight of Others
6.Tocqueville in Technopolis
pt. THREE Opening the City
7.The Competent Urbanite
8.Five Open Forms
9.The Bond of Making
pt. FOUR Ethics for the City
10.Time's Shadows.

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.

Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018 Available via World Wide Web.

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