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In pursuit of Gotham : culture and commerce in New York

Author: William Robert Taylor
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, William Robert, 1922-
In pursuit of Gotham.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)555953307
Online version:
Taylor, William Robert, 1922-
In pursuit of Gotham.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)629746445
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Robert Taylor
ISBN: 0195037480 9780195037487 0195039041 9780195039047
OCLC Number: 24213924
Description: xxviii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Psyching Out the City --
2. New York and the Origin of the Skyline: The Commercial City as Visual Text --
3. The Evolution of Public Space: The Commercial City as Showcase --
4. Culture and Architecture: Aesthetic Tensions in the Shaping of New York (with Thomas Bender) --
5. Launching a Commercial Culture: Newspaper, Magazine, and Popular Novel as Urban Baedekers --
6. Times Square as a National Event --
7. Walter Lippmann in Vanity Fair --
8. The Power of the Word: Greenwich Village Writers and the Golden Fleece --
9. The Man Who Would Say (Almost) Anything: H.L. Mencken, New York and the Great Opinion Factory --
10. A Place That Words Built: Broadway, Damon Runyon, and the Slanguage of Lobster Alley.
Responsibility: William R. Taylor.

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