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Another City
By Dell Upton

Another City

Urban Life and Urban Spaces in the New American Republic

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Another City by 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. Through contemporary travel accounts, diaries, and correspondence, as well as maps, architectural drawings, paintings, and prints--many previously unpublished--Upton investigates not only how buildings were designed, streets were laid out, and urban space was put to use, but also why. 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300124880
ISBN-10: 0300124880
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 33mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Architecture in the United States by Dell Upton Architecture in the United States, Paperback (April 1998)

Interpreting American architecture, this text explores the subject in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art. In giving particular attention to indigenous, folk, ethnic and popular architectures it seeks to reveal the richness of America's human landscape.

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Author Biography - Dell Upton

Dell Upton is professor of art history at UCLA. His books include Holy Things and Profane: Anglican Parish Churches in Colonial Virginia, published by Yale University Press and winner of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award, the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, and the Abbott Lowell Cummings Award, and Architecture in the United States.

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