Make your own free website on Tripod.com
http://builderstore.tripod.com/
Books  |  Magazines  |  Construction Calculators  |  Software  |

Books Directory
Architectural Standards
Codes & Specifications
Cost & Estimating
Hotels, Restaurants & Retail Spaces
Landscape
Lighting
Museums
Project Management & Planning
Remodeling & Renovation
Urban Planning & Development
3D Studio MAX 4
AutoCAD 2000
Microsoft Visio
Microstation
ProEngineer


Desktop Construction Math Calculator
  Books - Urban Planning & Development

Urban Planning & Development

The Creative Destruction of Manhattan, 1900-1940 (Historical Studies of Urban America) by Max Page The Creative Destruction of Manhattan, 1900-1940 (Historical Studies of Urban America)
by Max Page

Hardcover - 248 pages (March 2000)
University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226644685
Dimensions (in inches): 1.03 x 9.58 x 8.86


From Kirkus Reviews
A sober, humane explanation of how and why New York City became a place of continuous rebuilding. Neither lamenting the end of Old New York or positing one big bad root cause, historian Page (History/Georgia State Univ., Yale) instead explores ``the cultural meanings attached to the fundamental process of urbanization'' that he calls ``creative destruction''a process that established itself during the first third of the century. In character- and narrative-driven chapters, he highlights several elements of city planningslum clearance, tree planting and removal, and historical preservationand illustrates how they were tools for the powerful to define the city. Real estate developers were central in developing Fifth Avenue as the valuable ``spine of Gotham''; reformers like Jacob Riis fought for the wholesale removal of the ``leprous'' slums of the Lower East Side; the elites battled to preserve the structures they felt defined the true city amidst unprecedented change. Page reiterates throughout that even when government officials and social reformers clashed, they shared the same goal: ``To protect and perpetuate the best buildings and architectural values of the past.'' Concluding the survey are two chapters on how collective memory is attempted in art. Among the varied views are collector I.N. Phelps Stokes's massive but lifeless set of illustrations, The Iconography of Manhattan Island; Virginia Lee Burton's 1942 paean to threatened pastoral life, The Little House; and photography of the early 20th century (by Strand, Abbott, and others), which redefined New York in terms of movement rather than permanence. Readers wondering how the city can be captured in a single Stieglitz photo or why East Side tenement demolition faced widespread criticism will find answers as part of the larger truth of how capitalism, culture, and art shape collective memory. For real or armchair New Yorkers, the whole package is a treat. (Over 70 b&w photographs and illustrations, not seen) -- Copyright 1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

Book Description
"It'll be a great place if they ever finish it," O. Henry wrote about New York City. This laconic remark captures the relentlessly transitory character of New York, and it points toward Max Page's synthetic perspective. Against the prevailing motif of a naturally expanding metropolis, Page argues that the early-twentieth-century city was dominated by the politics of destruction and rebuilding that became the hallmark of modern urbanism. The oxymoron "creative destruction" suggests the tensions...




More on Urban Planning & Development
Community By Design: New Urbanism for Suburbs and Small Communities
by Kenneth B. Hall, Gerald A. Porterfield
Paperback - 320 pages (March 12, 2001)
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 007134523X

Charter of the New Urbanism
by Michael Leccese (Editor), Kathleen McCormick (Editor), Robert Davis (Contributor), Shelley R. Poticha
Paperback - 196 pages (November 22, 1999)
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0071355537

City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History
by Spiro Kostof
Paperback - 352 pages (April 1999)
ISBN: 0821220160

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form
by M. Jenks (Editor), Elizabeth Burton (Editor), Williams, Katie Williams
Textbook Binding - 408 pages 1 edition (June 2000)
E & F N Spon
ISBN: 0419244506

Housing and Urbanization: Building Solutions for People and Cities
by Charles Correa
Paperback - 144 pages (May 2000)
Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500282102

Japan Towards Totalscape: Contemporary Japanese Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape
by Moriko Kira (Editor), Mariko Terada (Editor), Toshihisa Nagasaka
Paperback - 332 pages (February 15, 2001)
NAi Publishers
ISBN: 9056621874

People Places: Design Guidlines for Urban Open Space, 2nd Edition
by Clare Cooper Marcus (Editor), Carolyn Francis (Editor), Carolyn Grancis (Contributor)
Paperback - 384 pages 2 edition (August 20, 1997)
John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471288330

Postmodern Urbanism
by Nan Ellin
Paperback - 368 pages Revised edition (May 1999)
Princeton Architectural Pr
ISBN: 156898135X

The Creative Destruction of Manhattan, 1900-1940 (Historical Studies of Urban America)
by Max Page
Hardcover - 248 pages (March 2000)
University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226644685

The New Waterfront : A Worldwide Urban Success Story
by Ann Breen, Dick Rigby (Contributor)
Hardcover - 224 pages (October 1996)
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0070074542

The Potsdamer Platz : Urban Architectures for a New Millennium
by Yamin Von Rauch (Editor), Alexander Schippel (Photographer), Christian Welzbacher
Paperback - 96 pages Bilingual edition (September 15, 2000)
Jovis
ISBN: 3931321959

The Power of Place : Urban Landscapes As Public History
by Dolores Hayden
Paperback - 320 pages 2nd edition (April 1997)
MIT Press
ISBN: 0262581523

The Unknown City: Contesting Architecture and Social Space
by Iain Borden (Editor), Joe Kerr (Editor), Jane Rendell (Editor), alic Pivaro
Hardcover - 600 pages (December 11, 2000)
MIT Press
ISBN: 0262024713

Urban Form in the Arab World
by Stefano Bianca, Stefano Bianco
Paperback - 400 pages (June 2000)
Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500282056

Urban Land Use Planning
by Edward J. Kaiser, David R. Godschalk (Contributor), F. Stuart, Jr. Chapin
Hardcover 4th edition (January 1995)
Univ of Illinois Pr (Txt)
ISBN: 0252021010

Urban Planning in a Changing World : The Twentieth Century Experience
by Robert Freestone (Editor)
Textbook Binding - 304 pages (August 2000)
Routledge
ISBN: 0419246509

X-Urbanism : Architecture and the American City
by Mario Gandelsonas
Paperback - 200 pages 1 Ed edition (February 1999)
Princeton Architectural Pr
ISBN: 1568981511


4HomeBuilder - Home Builder DIY Tips | Construction, Real Estate Calculator & Electronic Measuring Tool
Copyright 2017, Builder Store Network. All Rights Reserved.