The city and the senses : urban culture since 1500 /

These essays, for the most part, focus on the history of particular sensations, but together they point to the importance of situating them in the context of a wider understanding of the relationship between the human body as sensorium and its urban environment.

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Other Authors / Creators:Cowan, Alexander.
Steward, Jill.
Format: Book
Imprint: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2007]
Series:Historical urban studies.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. An Environment of All the Senses
  • Stench in 16th-century Venice
  • 'Not carrying out the vile and mechanical arts'
  • Touch as a measure of social distinction in early modern Venice
  • Speaking and listening in early modern London
  • Engineering vision in early modern Paris
  • Part 2. The Culture of Consumption
  • Touching London: contact, sensibility and the city
  • Sewers and sensibilities: the bourgeois faecal experience in the 19th-century city
  • 'We demand good and healthy beer.' The nutritional and social significance of beer for the lower classes in mid-19th-century Munich
  • Boulevard culture and advertising as spectacle in 19th-century Paris
  • Part 3. Cultural Control and Cultural Subversion
  • A taste of Vienna: food as a signifier of urban modernity in Vienna 1890-1930
  • Seeing imperial Berlin: Lesser Ury, the painter as stranger
  • Street noises: celebrating the Liberation of Paris in music and dance
  • Index