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Constructing the modern skyscraper 1 edition

Constructing the modern skyscraper
Benjamin Sitton Flowers

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Constructing the modern skyscraper
the politics and power of building New York City in the twentieth century
Benjamin Flowers.

Published 2009 by University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Narratives of the built environment : architecture, ideology, and skyscrapers
Pt. I. The Empire State Building : the setback skyscraper, the great Depression, and American modernism. Ch. 1. Building, money, and power
Ch. 2. Setback skyscrapers and American architectural development
Ch. 3. Capital nightmares
Ch. 4. The politics of American architecture in the 1930s
Pt. II. The Seagram Building : the ascension of the international style and a somber monument to corporate authority. Ch. 5. Architecture culture into the 1950s
Ch. 6. Clients and architect
Ch. 7. Gangland's grip on business
Ch. 8. Modern architecture and corporate America in the 1950s
Pt. III. The World Trade Center : urban renewal, global capitalism, and regeneration through violence. Ch. 9. Regeneration through violence
Ch. 10. The rhetoric and reality of urban renewal
Ch. 11. Cathedrals of commerce
Conclusion. Into the future

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
NA6232 .F66 2009

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p. cm.

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