Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change / Edition 1

Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change / Edition 1

by Sharon Zukin
ISBN-10:
0813513898
ISBN-13:
9780813513898
Pub. Date:
02/19/1989
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press

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Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change / Edition 1

This book exposes the meeting of art and real estate markets, the happy meeting between artists' demand for housing and city officials and homeowners who wanted to 'upgrade' their neighborhoods by private market means--and how those artists were used and abandoned by real estate developers and investors who were banking on rising property values.

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ISBN-13: 9780813513898
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 02/19/1989
Series: Johns Hopkins Studies in Urban Affairs
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Preface: Reader, Beware!xiii
1.Living Lofts as Terrain and Market1
2.Investment and Politics23
3.The Creation of a "Loft Lifestyle"58
4.Art in the Arms of Power82
5.From Arts Production to Housing Market111
6.Demand and Development in the Loft Market126
7.Speculation and the State149
8.Capital Shifts and the Cultural Avant-Garde in Urban America173
Postscript to the Paperback Edition: More Market Forces193
Notes211
Index227

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