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The power of place : urban landscapes as public history

Author: Dolores Hayden
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1997, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First MIT Press paperback edView all editions and formats
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As a historian and architect, Dolores Hayden proposes new perspectives on gender and race to broaden the practice of public art, enlarge urban preservation initiatives and redirect the writing of urban history.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dolores Hayden
ISBN: 0262581523 9780262581523
OCLC Number: 40062799
Description: xvii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Claiming urban landscapes as public history --
Contested terrain --
Urban landscape history : the sense of place and the politics of space --
Place memory and urban preservation --
Los Angeles : public pasts in the downtown landscape --
Invisible Angelenos --
Workers' landscapes and livelihoods --
The view from Grandma Mason's place --
Rediscovering an African American homestead --
Reinterpreting Latina history at the Embassy Auditorium --
Remembering Little Tokyo on First Street --
Storytelling with the shapes of time --
Epilogue : Los Angeles after April 29, 1992.
Responsibility: Dolores Hayden.

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The Power of Place is a well-timed, well-reasoned call forfusing history and the environment to create a more democratic andinclusive interpretation of the places in which most of us live andwork. Read more...

 
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