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The city and the senses : urban culture since 1500

Author: Alexander Cowan; Jill Steward
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
Series: Historical urban studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this volume take an interdisciplinary and wide ranging look at urban history through the five senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. By spanning pre-industrial and modern cities it enables the reader to establish major contrasts and continuities in what is still an evolving urban experience.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
City and the senses.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
(DLC) 2006003937
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Cowan; Jill Steward
ISBN: 9780754684237 0754684237 1315614731 9781315614731
OCLC Number: 320323187
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 245 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / Jill Steward and Alexander Cowan --
Stench in sixteenth-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 --
Touching London : contact, sensibility, and the city / Ava Arndt --
Sewers and sensibilities : the bourgeois faecal experience in the nineteenth-century city / David Inglis --
'We demand good and healthy beer' : the nutritional and social significance of beer for the lower classes in mid-nineteenth-century Munich / Kim Carpenter --
Boulevard culture and advertising as spectacle in nineteenth-century Paris / Hazel Hahn --
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.
Series Title: Historical urban studies.
Responsibility: edited by Alexander Cowan and Jill Steward.

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