City and the Senses

City and the Senses

Urban Culture Since 1500

Cowan, Alexander; Steward, Jill

Taylor & Francis Ltd






15 a 20 dias

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Contents: Introduction, Jill Steward and Alexander Cowan. Part One An Environment of All the Senses: Stench in 16th-century Venice, Jo Wheeler; 'Not carrying out the vile and mechanical arts'. Touch as a measure of social distinction in early modern Venice, Alexander Cowan; Speaking and listening in early modern London, Laura Wright; Engineering vision in early modern Paris, Ulf Strohmayer. Part Two The Culture of Consumption: Touching London: contact, sensibility and the city, Ava Arndt; Sewers and sensibilities: the bourgeois faecal experience in the 19th-century city, David Inglis; 'We demand good and healthy beer.' The nutritional and social significance of beer for the lower classes in mid-19th-century Munich, Kim Carpenter; Boulevard culture and advertising as spectacle in 19th-century Paris, Hazel Hahn. Part Three Cultural Control and Cultural Subversion: A taste of Vienna: food as a signifier of urban modernity in Vienna 1890-1930, Janet Stewart; Seeing imperial Berlin: Lesser Ury, the painter as stranger, Dorothy Rowe; Street noises: celebrating the Liberation of Paris in music and dance, Rosemary Wakeman. Index.