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City lights : illuminating the American night

Author: John A Jakle
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2001.
Series: Landscapes of the night.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Today's cities shine brightly at night, illuminated by millions of street lamps, neon signs, and incandescent and fluorescent bulbs burning in the windows of office blocks, apartment buildings, and homes. Indeed, the modern city is in large part defined by this brilliance. In contrast, cities before the end of the nineteenth century were dominated by shadows and darkness, their oil lamps mostly ineffectual against
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Jakle, John A.
City lights : illuminating the American night.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606580428
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Jakle
ISBN: 080186593X 9780801865930
OCLC Number: 44934113
Description: x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: City Lights in the American Imagination --
pt. I. Evolving Lamp Technologies: The Development of Night Lights. 1. Oil and Gas Lighting. 2. Electric Lighting. 3. Maturation of the Lighting Industry. 4. Cutting Costs and Brightening the Night --
pt. II. Lighting the American City: Application and Change. 5. Lighting City Streets. 6. Light as City Celebration. 7. Lighting the World's Fairs. 8. Night at the Amusement Parks. 9. Landmarks Floodlit in the Night. 10. The Great White Way and Electric Sign Art. 11. Lighting America's Main Streets and Commercial Strips.
Series Title: Landscapes of the night.
Responsibility: John A. Jakle.
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A look at how artificial lighting transformed urban life in America. The author reveals how artificial lighting became a dynamic instrument that altered every aspect of the urban landscape and was in  Read more...

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"Jakle's primary goal is to tell, or remind, us that landscapes are different at night and have been changed by the introduction of lighting... Highly readable, incredibly informative." -- James D. Read more...

 
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