The American Skyscraper: Cultural Histories (Hardback)
  • The American Skyscraper: Cultural Histories (Hardback)

The American Skyscraper: Cultural Histories (Hardback)

Hardback 298 Pages / Published: 09/05/2005
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More than any other phenomenon, the skyscraper has determined the character of the American city, altering its physicality and land use patterns; prompting design, technological, and infrastructure developments; creating internal work environments; and redefining boundaries and expectations of individuals and groups defined by gender, class, and ethnicity. This volume examines the various dimensions of the skyscraper in its American urban context. Focusing on the major skyscraper cities of New York and Chicago between 1870 and 1960, the studies in this volume address many of the major aspects of the skyscraper through a diversity of disciplines, including planning and public policy, art and architectural history, labor and business history, and American studies. The result is a kaleidoscopic view of the skyscraper, a building type whose existence as object and icon is inextricably linked to the city itself.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521624213
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 925 g
Dimensions: 267 x 186 x 28 mm

The American Skyscraper creates a systematic review of the meaning, experience, and relation of the skyscraper to the city and its people.' Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
"This compilation of essays represents the best historical research from authors in the various academic disciplines of history, art, fine arts, public administration, and architecture." Ann Keith Kennedy, Art Documentation

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