Another City Urban Life and Urban Spaces in the New American Republic
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In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, burgeoning American cities like New Orleans and Philadelphia seemed increasingly chaotic. Noise, odors, and a feverish level of activity on the streets threatened to overwhelm the senses. Growing populations placed new demands on every aspect of the urban landscape—streets, parks, schools, asylums, cemeteries, markets, waterfronts, and more. In this unique exploration of the early history of urban architecture and design, leading architectural historian Dell Upton reveals the fascinating confluence of sociological, cultural, and psychological factors that shaped American cities in the antebellum years. nbsp; Through contemporary travel accounts, diaries, and correspondence, as well as maps, architectural drawings, paintings, and prints—many previously unpublished--Upton investigates not onlyhowbuildings were designed, streets were laid out, and urban space was put to use, but alsowhy. He offers original insights into the way cities were imagined, and an extensive selection of illustrations recreates the various features of the urban landscape in the nineteenth century.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
|The Lived City|
|Cities of Perpetual Ruin and Repair|
|The Relics of Civilized Life|
|The Smell of Danger|
|Noise and Gabble|
|Seeing and Believing|
|The Grid and the Republican Spatial Imagination|
|Permutations of the Pigeonhole: Architecture as Memory|
|Gridding the Graveyard|
|Public Spaces and Private Citizens|
|On the Waterfront|
|In Public Walks|
|Plates follow page 278|