Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890-1940

Christoph Lindner
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Using examples from architecture, film, literature, and the visual arts, Imagining New York City considers how and why certain city spaces - the skyline, the sidewalk, the slum, and the subway - have come to emblematize key aspects of the modern urban condition.
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Using examples from architecture, film, literature, and the visual arts, this wide-ranging book examines the place and significance of New York City in the urban imaginary between 1890 and 1940. In particular, Imagining New York City considers how and why certain city spaces - such as the skyline, the sidewalk, the slum, and the subway - have come to emblematize key aspects of the modern urban condition. In so doing, the book also considers the ways in which
cultural developments in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries set the stage for more recent responses to a variety of urban challenges facing the city, such as post-disaster recovery, the renewal of urban infrastructure, and the remaking of public space.

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ISBN 9780195375152
Publisher Oxford University Press Inc
Format Paperback
Pages 240
Publication date 3 March 2015

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