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Concrete and clay : reworking nature in New York City

Author: Matthew Gandy
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002.
Series: Urban and industrial environments.
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An interdisciplinary account of the environmental history and changing landscape of New York City.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gandy, Matthew.
Concrete and clay.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001054604
(OCoLC)48256398
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Gandy
ISBN: 9780262273442 0262273446 0585437238 9780585437231
OCLC Number: 51969641
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 344 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Water, Space, and Power --
Water and the Nascent Civic Realm --
Engineering the Technological Sublime --
Urban Decay and the Hidden City --
Paranoid Urbanism --
Hydrological Transformations --
Symbolic Order and the Urban Pastoral --
Cultural Anxiety, Land Speculation, and Public Space --
Creating the Garden of a Great City --
Olmsted's Urban Vision: A Fragile Synthesis --
Olmsted Rediscovered: An Emerging Preservationist Ethic --
Emerald Dreams --
Technological Modernism and the Urban Parkway --
The Automobilization of the American Landscape --
Robert Moses and the Radiant City --
The Demise of Technological Modernism --
Fractured Cities --
Between Borinquen and the Barrio --
Landscapes of Despair --
Space, Identity, and Power --
Disarray in the 1970s --
The Power of Memory --
Rustbelt Ecology --
Across the Great Divide --
Pollution and the Politics of Resistance --
Reclaiming the Social Environment --
Trash Can Utopias.
Series Title: Urban and industrial environments.
Responsibility: Matthew Gandy.

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"Concrete and Clay is a towering achievement and a wonderful addition to the literature on the urban environment." -- Ari Kelman, American Studies "... a fascinating overview of New York City's Read more...

 
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