Building and dwelling : ethics for the city
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
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Book
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First American edition.
Physical Desc
xiv, 343 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
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Oliver La Farge - Adult  1 available
307.1216 Sen

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English
ISBN
9780374200336, 0374200335

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Making and Dwelling is the definitive statement on cities by the renowned public intellectual Richard Sennett. In this sweeping work, he traces the anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them, from ancient Athens to twenty-first-century Shanghai. He 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 laments that 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.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Sennett, R. (2018). Building and dwelling: ethics for the city (First American edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sennett, Richard, 1943-. 2018. Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sennett, Richard, 1943-. Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

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Sennett, Richard. Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City First American edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

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