Concrete and Clay Reworking Nature in New York City

ISBN-10: 0262572168
ISBN-13: 9780262572163
Edition: 2003
Authors: Matthew Gandy
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Description: In this account of the urbanisation of nature in New York City, Matthew Gandy explores how the raw materials of nature have been reworked to produce a metropolitan nature distinct from the forms of nature experienced by early settlers.

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

In this account of the urbanisation of nature in New York City, Matthew Gandy explores how the raw materials of nature have been reworked to produce a metropolitan nature distinct from the forms of nature experienced by early settlers.

Preface
Introduction
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
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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