Morningside Heights: A History of Its Architecture and Development

Morningside Heights: A History of Its Architecture and Development

by Andrew S. Dolkart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231078501

ISBN-13: 9780231078504

Pub. Date: 09/16/1998

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The announcement during the final years of the nineteenth century that the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Columbia College, St. Luke's Hospital, Teachers College, and Barnard College would construct new complexes on Morningside Heights heralded the transformation of this geographically isolated area into "the Acropolis of New York." Over the next several decades,…  See more details below

Overview

The announcement during the final years of the nineteenth century that the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Columbia College, St. Luke's Hospital, Teachers College, and Barnard College would construct new complexes on Morningside Heights heralded the transformation of this geographically isolated area into "the Acropolis of New York." Over the next several decades, these institutions, as well as Union Theological Seminary, Jewish Theological Seminary, the Institute of Musical Art/Julliard School of Music, and Riverside Church created a neighborhood of spectacular institutional buildings. In this lavishly illustrated book, Andrew S. Dolkart explores the richly varied architecture and history of these complexes and of the surrounding residential neighborhood and thus reveals a fascinating chapter in the life of New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231078504
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/16/1998
Series:
Columbia History of Urban Life Series
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.24(h) x 1.35(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Introduction
Chronology
1. At Bloomingdale: The Pre-history of Morningside Heights
2. Building for the Spirit: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Riverside Church
3. Building for the Body: St. Luke's Hospital and Other Health-Related Facilities on Morningside Heights
4. Building for the Mind I: Columbia University and the Transformation of Morningside Heights
5. Building for the Mind II: The Growth and Expansion of Columbia
6. Building for the Mind III: Barnard College and Teachers College-Women's Education on Morningside Heights
7. Building for the Mind and Spirit: Theological Seminaries and a Musical Institute on Morningside Heights
8. Building for Profit: The Development of a Residential Community on Morningside Heights
9. Afterword
Appendix

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