By Richard Sennett
Flesh and Stone is the tale of the private components 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 constructing love—all within the structure of stone and area from old Athens to trendy 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 stricken politics, and the inequalities among women and men. the tale then strikes to Rome during the Emperor Hadrian, exploring Roman ideals within the geometrical perfection of the body.
The moment 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 area as sleek clinical knowing of the physique lower unfastened from pagan and Christian ideals. Flesh and Stone is sensible of our always evolving city residing areas, assisting us to construct a typical domestic for the elevated variety of our bodies that make up the trendy urban.
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Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization by Richard Sennett