The Creative Destruction of Manhattan, 1900-1940 / Edition 2

The Creative Destruction of Manhattan, 1900-1940 / Edition 2

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by Max Page
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226644693

ISBN-13: 9780226644691

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Winner of the Spiro Kostof Award of the Society of Architectural Historians

Offering a new vision of the creation of the American city, Max Page looks at the infamously transitory nature of New York City and argues that the early twentieth-century city was dominated by the politics of destruction and rebuilding that became the hallmark of modern urbanism.  See more details below

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Winner of the Spiro Kostof Award of the Society of Architectural Historians

Offering a new vision of the creation of the American city, Max Page looks at the infamously transitory nature of New York City and argues that the early twentieth-century city was dominated by the politics of destruction and rebuilding that became the hallmark of modern urbanism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226644691
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Historical Studies of Urban America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
317
Sales rank:
1,252,750
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1The Provisional City1
2Fifth Avenue's "Restless Renewals": Real Estate Development along the "Spine of Gotham"21
3The Foul Core of New York: The Rise of Slum Clearance as Housing Reform69
4Priceless: Historic Preservation and the Valuing of Space111
5"A Vanished City is Restored": Inventing and Displaying the Past at the Museum of the City of New York145
6Uses of the Axe: Toward a Treeless New York177
7Pro Urbis Amore: I. N. Phelps Stokes and the Iconography of Manhattan Island217
8Landscapes of Memory and Amnesia251
Notes261
Index299

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