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Author Ladd, Brian, 1957- author
Title The streets of Europe : the sights, sounds, and smells that shaped its great cities / Brian Ladd
Imprint Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020
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1 copy ordered for 人文社會聯圖 on 06-15-2020.
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: The form and use of city streets -- Streets in history -- Wheeling and dealing: the street economy -- Strolling, mingling, and lingering: social life on the street -- Out of the muck: the sanitary city -- Transportation: the acceleration of the street -- Public order and public space: control and design -- Conclusion: looking down on the street
"Street Life tells the history of the city street as a vanished world that many people yearn for but that few understand in its complexity. Ladd's journey centers on four major cities: London, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna. He focuses on the eighteenth and nineteenth and his story of the rich culture of the street ends with the arrival of the automobile - the street increasingly became equated not with commerce or entertainment or assembly but with rapid transportation. As Ladd ably weaves architectural and social history he includes sights, smells, and sounds-chapters on transportation and sanitation provide the less dazzling side of these sensations. Street performers, urban activity, street commerce, and public order are all part of the vivid history. In a conclusion, Ladd ponders the move off the streets, before and after 1900 and how our thinking about streets and cities has changed and how it might change more"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Streets -- England -- London -- History
Streets -- France -- Paris -- History
Streets -- Germany -- Berlin -- History
Streets -- Austria -- Vienna -- History
Streets -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History
Sociology, Urban -- Europe -- History
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