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City of Second Sight : Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Author: Justin T Clark
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the decades before the U.S. Civil War, the city of Boston evolved from a dilapidated, haphazardly planned, and architecturally stagnant provincial town into a booming and visually impressive metropolis. In an effort to remake Boston into the "Athens of America," neighborhoods were leveled, streets straightened, and an ambitious set of architectural ordinances enacted. However, even as residents reveled in a  Read more...
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Clark, Justin T., 1977-
City of Second Sight.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017041401
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin T Clark
ISBN: 9781469638744 1469638746 9781469638751 1469638754
OCLC Number: 1029240273
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Ordering Boston's landscape --
Looking past disorder --
Transcending the gallery --
Drawing forth spirits --
Discovering the blind --
Enchanting the city.
Responsibility: Justin T. Clark.

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Focusing his analysis between 1820 and 1860, Justin T. Clark traces how the effort to impose moral and social order on the city of Boston also inspired many - from Transcendentalists to clairvoyants  Read more...

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