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Riassunto: Recounts New York City's transformation from a provincial, Victorian town to a bustling city, focusing on the architectural emergence of the apartment building after the Civil War and its influence.
From Kirkus Reviews: Hawes's fine book, her first, employs architectural criticism, economic chronicle, and urban sociology to create a picture of how Manhattan turned from a series of pastures broken by single-family dwellings into a breathtaking erector set of multiple dwellings: a shift to modernity as a reliable indicator of ``the workings of the urban mind.'' Prior to 1869, anyone who didn't have to live communally in a single building certainly never would. Ensconced in their brownstones around Gramercy Park, the social elite believed in a lack of ostentation, in tempered privacies. But that would change. An architect like Richard Morris Hunt would introduce the ``French flat'' to New York as an alternative to the residential hotel--and for decades thereafter, apartment living became the choice of the bohemian, artistic, nonconforming crowd--safely removed from Society by its eccentricity. (The entire West Side--considered before the turn of the century akin to living in Montana--started off as blithely self-regulating as it essentially has remained.) But then the great mansions of Vanderbilt, Tiffany, and Villard went up in Midtown, and suddenly blue-blood New York had to cope with display and grandeur--and this in time broke down the walls: Polite people perhaps could live in something visually assuming, ornamented, lush, maybe even overlush. The family would not fall apart if domiciled above another, similar family; the subway made the far reaches of uptown livable; and the rebuilding of the city in an image of multiples began. Hawes valuably includes a list of the great apartment houses still standing--but more valuably still creates a context for how a city imagines itself in space (inextricable from the American city's special problem of staying classless while enforcing social hierarchies), employing the novels of Edith Wharton and William Dean Howells, and a wealth of forgotten socioarchitectural journalism so bracing it's a shame the craft has fallen into disuse. A wonderful book. (Sixty-six photographs, drawings, and floor plans) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titolo: New York, New York: How the Apartment House ...
Casa editrice: Owlet
Data di pubblicazione: 1994
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Owlet, 1994. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Owl book ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP33063013
Descrizione libro Owlet, 1994. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Owl book ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP15478534
Descrizione libro Holt & Company, Henry. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0805032584I5N00
Descrizione libro Holt & Company, Henry. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0805032584I3N00
Descrizione libro Owlet, 1994. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Owl book ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP96742919
Descrizione libro Owlet. Condizione libro: Acceptable. 1994 - Paperback - Used - Acceptable - - - - Shows substantial shelf-wear which may include some chips and tears on dust jacket (if present) and some yellowing of the pages. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. - Hall Street Books proudly ships from Brooklyn, NY. All orders are processed and shipped within 24 business hours, Sunday - Thursday. Expedited shipping and tracking available within the US. Hall Street's No-Worry guarantee lets you buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria SL-04-8-0239
Descrizione libro Owlet. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0805032584 unmarked, light shelfwear-NICE. Codice libro della libreria Z0805032584Z2
Descrizione libro Henry Holt and Company; An Owl Book, New York, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st. xv, 285 pages, illustrations; 24 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light shelfwear to wraps, age toning. First paperback edition. CONTENTS: Old New York 1869-1879; Irving Place, 1869; Richard Morris Hunt; The tradition of houses; French flats and other first thoughts; The cooperative experiment; The Gilded Age 1880-1899; Three new mansions: Vanderbilt, Tiffany, Villard; Two communal palaces: the Dakota, the Osborne; William Dean Howells in New York; Greater New York at the turn of the century; The new metropolis 1900-1919; Building the upper west side: the courtyard building, the studios; Selling apartments; The conversion of the rich: Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue; The Manhattan skyline 1920-1930; Apartment-house architects; A new beginning. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 074620
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: good. 363 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M00805032584-G
Descrizione libro Owlet, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0805032584