Through the history of one city Michael Frisch provides a persuasive and graceful account of the shifting context of urban experience. He traces the shift of people’s perception of community from an informal, direct sensation to a formal, perceived abstraction, thus relating the history of a place to the history of an idea.
Town into City
Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Meaning of Community, 1840–1880
$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00
Publication: March 1980
11 halftones, 7 maps