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The Gateway Arch : a biography

Author: Tracy Campbell
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.
Series: Icons of America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rising to a triumphant height of 630 feet, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is a revered monument to America's western expansion. Envisioned in 1947 but not completed until the mid-1960s, the arch today attracts millions of tourists annually and is one of the world's most widely recognised structures. By weaving together social, political and cultural history, historian Tracy Campbell uncovers the complicated and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Campbell, Tracy, 1962-
Gateway Arch.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012045255
(OCoLC)818327372
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Campbell
ISBN: 9780300169881 0300169884
OCLC Number: 842426176
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Winner of Missouri History Book Award (History) 2014
Description: 1 online resource (x, 217 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Saarinen's Cathedral --
The New York of the West --
Getting Things Done --
The St. Louis Municipal Parking Lot --
A Peculiarly Happy Form --
The Architect --
The Laughingstock of the World --
"Got It Made" --
Expendable Culture --
Symbol and Symptom.
Series Title: Icons of America.
Responsibility: Tracy Campbell.
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"A slender new book ... that casts some shadoes on the gleaming monument."-St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Visitors should be handed a copy of The Gateway Arch."-Alex Ihnen, Read more...

 
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