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    DescriptionIn the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, burgeoning American cities like New Orleans and Philadelphia seemed increasingly chaotic. Noise, odours, 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, from streets, parks and schools, to asylums, cemeteries, markets and waterfronts. 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accounts, diaries, and correspondence, as well as maps, architectural drawings, paintings, and prints - many previously unpublished - Upton investigates not only how buildings were designed, streets were laid out, and urban space was put to use, but also why.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 to recreate the various features of urban landscape in the nineteenth century.


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    Title
    Another City
    Subtitle
    Urban Life and Urban Spaces in the New American Republic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dell Upton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,338 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300124880
    ISBN 10: 0300124880
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BIC subject category V2: AMVD
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000, HIS036000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A16350000
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000, SOC026030
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    DC22: 307.760973
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    B&T Approval Code: A14620000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH
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    B&T Approval Code: A17200000
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    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: HT123 .U68 2008
    Thema V1.0: JBSD, AMX, AMVD, NHK
    Illustrations note
    140 b&w illustrations + 20 colour images
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    02 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Upton's lively prose--grounded solidly in historical scholarship based on contemporary diaries, correspondence, maps, political cartoons, and prints--evokes vivid place memories and stirs the reader's imagination about the possibilities for reinvigorating urban life in a democratic metropolitan region."--June Williamson, "Buildings & Landscapes"--June Williamson "Buildings & Landscapes "