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New York's New Edge: Contemporary Art, the High Line, and Urban Megaprojects on the Far West Side (Hardback)
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New York's New Edge: Contemporary Art, the High Line, and Urban Megaprojects on the Far West Side (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 19/12/2014
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This is the story of New York's west side no longer stars the Sharks and the Jets. Instead it's a story of urban transformation, cultural shifts, and an expanding contemporary art scene. The Chelsea Gallery District has become New York's most dominant neighborhood for contemporary art, and the streets of the west side are filled with gallery owners, art collectors, and tourists. Developments like the High Line, historical preservation projects like the Gansevoort Market, the Chelsea galleries, and plans for megaprojects like the Hudson Yards Development have redefined what is now being called the "Far West Side" of Manhattan. David Halle and Elisabeth Tiso offer a deep analysis of the transforming district in New York's New Edge, and the result is a new understanding of how we perceive and interpret culture and the city in New York's gallery district. From individual interviews with gallery owners to the behind-the-scenes politics of preservation initiatives and megaprojects, the book provides an in-depth account of the developments, obstacles, successes, and failures of the area and the factors that have contributed to them.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226032405
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm


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""New York's New Edge" is an absolutely brilliant contribution to the sociology of art, urban sociology, and urbanism. This is one of the very best sociological texts that I have read in ages. I highly recommend it to all those who are interested in Manhattan's Far West Side transformations."
--Alain Quemin "Universite Paris VIII ""
""New York s New Edge" is an absolutely brilliant contribution to the sociology of art, urban sociology, and urbanism. This is one of the very best sociological texts that I have read in ages. I highly recommend it to all those who are interested in Manhattan s Far West Side transformations."
--Alain Quemin "Universite Paris VIII ""
"New York s New Edge is an absolutely brilliant contribution to the sociology of art, urban sociology, and urbanism. This is one of the very best sociological texts that I have read in ages. I highly recommend it to all those who are interested in Manhattan s Far West Side transformations."
--Alain Quemin "Universite Paris VIII ""

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