Concrete and Clay: Reworking Nature in New York City

Concrete and Clay: Reworking Nature in New York City

by Matthew Gandy, Robert Gottlieb
     
 

An interdisciplinary account of the environmental history and changing landscape of New York City.See more details below

Overview

An interdisciplinary account of the environmental history and changing landscape of New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262072243
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Urban and Industrial Environments Series
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Water, Space, and Power19
1.1Water and the Nascent Civic Realm24
1.2Engineering the Technological Sublime32
1.3Urban Decay and the Hidden City52
1.4Paranoid Urbanism60
1.5Hydrological Transformations70
2Symbolic Order and the Urban Pastoral77
2.1Cultural Anxiety, Land Speculation, and Public Space81
2.2Creating the Garden of a Great City87
2.3Olmsted's Urban Vision: A Fragile Synthesis97
2.4Olmsted Rediscovered: An Emerging Preservationist Ethic102
2.5Emerald Dreams109
3Technological Modernism and the Urban Parkway115
3.1The Automobilization of the American Landscape118
3.2Robert Moses and the Radiant City126
3.3The Demise of Technological Modernism138
3.4Fractured Cities147
4Between Borinquen and the Barrio153
4.1Landscapes of Despair156
4.2Space, Identity, and Power162
4.3Disarray in the 1970s177
4.4The Power of Memory182
5Rustbelt Ecology187
5.1Across the Great Divide193
5.2Pollution and the Politics of Resistance200
5.3Reclaiming the Social Environment213
5.4Trash Can Utopias221
Epilogue229
Notes235
Index327

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