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Robert Moses and the modern city : the transformation of New York

Author: Hilary Ballon; Kenneth T Jackson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"'We are rebuilding New York, not dispersing and abandoning it': Robert Moses saw himself on a rescue mission to save the city from obsolescence, decentralization, and decline. His vast building program aimed to modernize urban infrastructure, expand the public realm with extensive recreational facilities, remove blight, and make the city more livable for the middle class. This book offers a fresh look at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Ausstellung
Exhibitions
études diverses
Named Person: Robert Moses; Robert Moses; Robert Moses; Robert P Moses; Robert P Moses; Robert Moses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Ballon; Kenneth T Jackson
ISBN: 9780393732061 0393732061 9780393732436 0393732436
OCLC Number: 76167277
Notes: "This book is published in conjunction with the three-part exhibition 'Robert Moses and the modern city'"--Title page verso.
Description: 336 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 27 cm
Contents: Robert Moses projects : a portfolio / Andrew Moore --
Introduction / Hilary Ballon and Kenneth T. Jackson --
Robert Moses and the rise of New York : the power broker in perspective / Kenneth T. Jackson --
Equipping the public realm : rethinking Robert Moses and recreation / Marta Gutman --
Rebuilding New York in the auto age : Robert Moses and his highways / Owen D. Gutfreund --
Robert Moses and urban renewal : the Title I program / Hilary Ballon --
Robert Moses, race, and the limits of an activist state / Martha Biondi --
Revolt of the urbs : Robert Moses and his critics / Robert Fishman --
Robert Moses and city planning / Joel Schwartz --
Catalog of built work and projects in New York City, 1934-1968: Pools --
Beaches --
Neighborhood playgrounds and parks --
City parks --
Roads and crossings --
Housing and urban renewal --
Miscellaneous projects.
Other Titles: Transformation of New York
Responsibility: edited by Hilary Ballon and Kenneth T. Jackson.
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