Books by Richard Sennett

Released: April 10, 2018

"A wide-ranging and learned work that celebrates the city as rich, engaged, tolerant, and alive."
Why more ethical and open cities represent the future of urban planning. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A depressingly perceptive analysis."
The roots of a modern tragedy are exposed. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Passionate, exhaustively researched, and original. (Photos and maps, not seen)"
An expansive history of Western civilization's evolving conception of the human body and that concept's influence on the erection of cities. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 16, 1990

In a critique of urban art (baroque churches to subway graffiti), architecture (Renaissance obelisks to the Union Club and Le Corbusier), and the social rituals that take place around them, Sennett (Sociology/NYU) brings an immensely civilized perspective to the forms and patterns—the visual experiences—of cities, primarily New York City, interpreting how they shape, reflect, or, sadly, fail to reflect the human beings who build and use them. Read full book review >