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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 The University of North Carolina Press [2018] © 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin T Clark
ISBN: 9781469638737 1469638738 9781469638720 146963872X
OCLC Number: 1036343892
Description: x, 280 Seiten : Illustrationen, 6 Karten ; 24 cm
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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