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The Arcades Project

Walter Benjamin - 1999 - History - Limited preview
Critiquing the arcades of nineteenth-century Paris--glass-roofed rows of shops that served as early malls--the author, who wrote the work in the 1920s and 1930s, covers thirty-six still-trenchant topics, including fashion, boredom, photography ...
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Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization

Richard Sennett - 1996 - History - Limited preview
A description of urban life from a body sense perspective spans 2,500 years through ancient Athens, Hadrian's Rome, medieval and revolutionary Paris, Renaissance Venice, Edwardian London, and contemporary New York
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For Space

Doreen Massey - 2005 - Science - Limited preview
Questioning the implicit assumptions that we make about space, this text considers conventional notions of social science, as well as demonstrating how a vigorous understanding of space can impact on political consequences.
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Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present

Michael Sheringham - 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - No preview available
In the last twenty years the concept of the quotidien , or the everyday, has been prominent in contemporary French culture and in British and American cultural studies. This book provides the first comprehensive analytical survey of the whole ...
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