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Another City Urban Life and Urban Spaces in the New American Republic

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ISBN-10: 0300124880

ISBN-13: 9780300124880

Edition: 2008

Authors: Dell Upton

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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,…    
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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

The Lived City
Cities of Perpetual Ruin and Repair
The Relics of Civilized Life
The Smell of Danger
Noise and Gabble
Seeing and Believing
Metropolitan Improvements
The Grid and the Republican Spatial Imagination
Gridding Consumption
Permutations of the Pigeonhole: Architecture as Memory
Gridding the Graveyard
Gridded utopias
Public Spaces and Private Citizens
On the Waterfront
In Public Walks
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