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Another city : urban life and urban spaces in the new American republic, Dell Upton

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Another city : urban life and urban spaces in the new American republic
Title
Another city
Title remainder
urban life and urban spaces in the new American republic
Statement of responsibility
Dell Upton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this unique exploration of the early history of urban architecture and design, leading architectural historian Dell Upton reveals the fascinating confluence of sociological, cultural, and psychological factors that shaped American cities in the antebellum years." "Through contemporary travel accounts, diaries, and correspondence, as well as maps, architectural drawings, paintings, and prints - many previously unpublished - Upton investigates not only how buildings were designed, streets were laid out, and urban space was put to use, but also why. He offers original insights into the way cities were imagined, and an extensive selection of illustrations re-creates the various features of the urban landscape in the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Upton, Dell.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • City planning
  • United States
Label
Another city : urban life and urban spaces in the new American republic, Dell Upton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-386) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Lived City
  • 1.
  • Cities of Perpetual Ruin and Repair.
  • p. 19
  • 2.
  • Relics of Civilized Life.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Smell of Danger.
  • p. 54
  • 4.
  • Noise and Gabble.
  • p. 64
  • 5.
  • Seeing and Believing.
  • p. 84
  • Pt. II.
  • Metropolitan Improvements
  • 6.
  • Grid and the Republican Spatial Imagination.
  • p. 113
  • 7.
  • Gridding Consumption.
  • p. 145
  • 8.
  • Permutations of the Pigeonhole: Architecture as Memory.
  • p. 180
  • 9.
  • Gridding the Graveyard.
  • p. 203
  • 10.
  • Gridded utopias.
  • p. 242
  • Pt. III.
  • Public Spaces and Private Citizens
  • 11.
  • On the Waterfront.
  • p. 281
  • 12.
  • In Public Walks.
  • p. 306
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 335
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 339
  • Notes.
  • p. 341
  • Index.
  • p. 387
  • Plates follow page 278
Control code
05b31029577
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
x, 395 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300124880
Lccn
2008001346
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Label
Another city : urban life and urban spaces in the new American republic, Dell Upton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-386) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Lived City
  • 1.
  • Cities of Perpetual Ruin and Repair.
  • p. 19
  • 2.
  • Relics of Civilized Life.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Smell of Danger.
  • p. 54
  • 4.
  • Noise and Gabble.
  • p. 64
  • 5.
  • Seeing and Believing.
  • p. 84
  • Pt. II.
  • Metropolitan Improvements
  • 6.
  • Grid and the Republican Spatial Imagination.
  • p. 113
  • 7.
  • Gridding Consumption.
  • p. 145
  • 8.
  • Permutations of the Pigeonhole: Architecture as Memory.
  • p. 180
  • 9.
  • Gridding the Graveyard.
  • p. 203
  • 10.
  • Gridded utopias.
  • p. 242
  • Pt. III.
  • Public Spaces and Private Citizens
  • 11.
  • On the Waterfront.
  • p. 281
  • 12.
  • In Public Walks.
  • p. 306
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 335
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 339
  • Notes.
  • p. 341
  • Index.
  • p. 387
  • Plates follow page 278
Control code
05b31029577
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
x, 395 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300124880
Lccn
2008001346
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)

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