Developing Expertise: Architecture And Real Estate In Metropolitan America by Sara StevensDeveloping Expertise: Architecture And Real Estate In Metropolitan America by Sara Stevens

Developing Expertise: Architecture And Real Estate In Metropolitan America

bySara Stevens

Hardcover | November 15, 2016

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Real estate developers are integral to understanding the split narratives of twentieth-century American urban history. Rather than divide the decline of downtowns and the rise of suburbs into separate tales, Sara Stevens uses the figure of the real estate developer to explore how cities found new urban and architectural forms through both suburbanization and urban renewal. Through nuanced discussions of Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Denver, Washington, D.C., and New York, Stevens explains how real estate developers, though often maligned, have shaped public policy through professional organizations, promoted investment security through design, and brought suburban models to downtowns. In this timely book, she considers how developers partnered with prominent architects, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and I. M. Pei, to sell their modern urban visions to the public. By viewing real estate developers as a critical link between capital and construction in prewar suburban development and postwar urban renewal, Stevens offers an original and enlightening look at the complex connections among suburbs and downtowns, policy, finance, and architectural history. 
Sara Stevens is assistant professor of architectural and urban design history in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. 
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Title:Developing Expertise: Architecture And Real Estate In Metropolitan AmericaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300209932

ISBN - 13:9780300209938

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“The ambitious figures that populate this fascinating study developed a powerful expertise that ranged from financing to politics to desire, enabling them to utterly reshape America’s urban and suburban landscapes.” —Sarah Whiting, Dean of the Rice School of Architecture