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The unfinished city : New York and the metropolitan idea

Author: Thomas Bender
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Makes a powerful case for the enduring importance of cities in American life

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Bender
ISBN: 9780814799963 0814799965
OCLC Number: 154759587
Notes: Originally published: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2002.
Description: xvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction. The Unfinished Metropolis --
pt. I. Icons of Transformation --
1. Washington Square in the Growing City --
2. Brooklyn Bridge --
3. Skyscraper and Skyline --
pt. II. Art, Intellect, and Public Culture. 4. Public Culture and Metropolitan Modernity --
5. Democracy and Cultural Authority. 6. Metropolitanism and the Spirit of Invention --
7. Modernist Aesthetics and Urban Politics --
8. The Arts and the World of Intellect --
9. The University and the City --
pt. III. Politics. 10. Cities and American Political Culture --
11. New York as a Center of Difference --
12. Cities and Citizenship --
13. The New Metropolitanism --
14. Cities, Nations, and Globalization.
Responsibility: Thomas Bender.

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