A History of Housing in New York City / Edition 1

A History of Housing in New York City / Edition 1

by Richard Plunz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231062974

ISBN-13: 9780231062978

Pub. Date: 04/22/1992

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's "metropolis", New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. Plunz traces New York's housing development from 1850 to the present, exploring the housing of all classes, discussing the development of types ranging

Overview

Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's "metropolis", New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. Plunz traces New York's housing development from 1850 to the present, exploring the housing of all classes, discussing the development of types ranging from the single-family house to the high-rise apartment tower.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231062978
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/22/1992
Series:
Columbia History of Urban Life Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments
1. Early Precedents
2. Legislating the Tenement
3. Rich and Poor
4. Beyond the Tenement
5. The Garden Apartment
6. Aesthetics and Realities
7. Government Intervention
8. Pathology of Public Housing
9. New Directions
10. Epilogue Notes Bibliography Illustration Credits Index

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