This paperback book is in excellent condition. The cover is in excellent condition, with just a hint of wear at corners, and the spine is not creased at all. Internally the pages are in excellent condition - clean, tight and unmarked, with almost no sign of use. Altogether, this copy is nearly in as new condition.
In FLESH AND STONE, Sennett examines the relationship between the human body and the urban environment it inhabits, looking at the differing attitudes to nudity, burial, sanctuary and urban planning in ancient Greece and Rome, Mediaeval and Renaissance Europe, and concluding with a fuller analysis of how the link between flesh and stone has altered with the advances in science and medicine. It is, as the author says in the introduction, "more than an historical catalogue of physical sensationsin urban space", offering fresh insights and ideas for anyone interested in the city or civic life.