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Empire city : the making and meaning of the New York City landscape

Author: David M Scobey
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2002.
Series: Critical perspectives on the past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Scobey
ISBN: 1566399505 9781566399500 1566399513 9781566399517
OCLC Number: 48222693
Description: xi, 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction : can a city be planned? --
Metropolis and nation --
The midcentury boom --
The rule of real estate --
The frictions of space --
Imagining the imperial metropolis --
The politics of city building --
Uptown utopia --
The failure of Bourgeois urbanism.
Series Title: Critical perspectives on the past.
Responsibility: David M. Scobey.

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