ISBN-10:
0393732436
ISBN-13:
9780393732436
Pub. Date:
09/17/2008
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York

Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York

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ISBN-13: 9780393732436
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/17/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 682,992
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Hilary Ballon is an architectural historian and professor at Columbia University. She is the curator of “Robert Moses and the Modern City,” the 2007 exhibition concurrently at the Queens Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery of Columbia University. She is the editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Her previous books include New York’s Pennsylvania Stations; The Paris of Henri IV: Architecture and Urbanism, which won the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award for the Most Distinguished Scholarship in the History of Architecture; and Louis Le Vau: Mazarin’s Collège, Colbert’s Revenge, which received a medal from the Académie Française.

Kenneth T. Jackson is the Jacques Barzun Professor of History at Columbia University and a former president of the Urban History Association, the Society of American Historians, the Organization of American Historians, and the New-York Historical Society. His many books include Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States; The Encyclopedia of New York City; Empire City: New York Through the Centuries; and The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915–1930. In addition to the Francis Parkman and Bancroft Prizes and four honorary degrees, he is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2001 he served as New York State Scholar of the Year. His famous all-night bicycle ride through the city has been an annual event at Columbia since 1975.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Robert Moses Projects: A Portfolio     7
Introduction     65
Robert Moses and the Rise of New York: The Power Broker in Perspective     67
Equipping the Public Realm: Rethinking Robert Moses and Recreation     72
Rebuilding New York in the Auto Age: Robert Moses and His Highways     86
Robert Moses and Urban Renewal: The Title I Program     94
Robert Moses, Race, and the Limits of an Activist State     716
Revolt of the URBS: Robert Moses and His Critics     122
Robert Moses and City Planning     130
Catalog of Built Work and Projects in New York City, 1934-1968     134
Pools     135
Beaches     158
Neighborhood Playgrounds and Parks     174
City Parks     190
Roads and Crossings     204
Housing and Urban Renewal     242
Miscellaneous Projects     308
Selected Bibliography     324
Contributors to the Catalog     327
Photograph Credits     328
Index     330

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