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American illuminations : urban lighting, 1800-1920

Author: David E Nye
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title shows how Americans adapted European royal illuminations for patriotic celebrations, spectacular expositions, and intensely bright commercial lighting to create the world's most dazzling and glamorous cities.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Nye
ISBN: 9780262344784 0262344785 9780262037419 0262037416
OCLC Number: 1170576754
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Illuminations --
Energy transitions --
The United States and Europe --
Moonlight towers --
Spectacles and expositions --
Commercial landscape --
City beautiful --
Light as a political spectacle --
Mutliple blindings.
Responsibility: David E. Nye.

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This title shows how Americans adapted European royal illuminations for patriotic celebrations, spectacular expositions, and intensely bright commercial lighting to create the world's most dazzling and glamorous cities.

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