Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890-1940 by Christoph LindnerImagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890-1940 by Christoph Lindner

Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890-1940

byChristoph Lindner

Paperback | February 11, 2015

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Using examples from architecture, film, literature, and the visual arts, this wide-ranging book examines the significance of New York City in the urban imaginary between 1890 and 1940. In particular, Imagining New York City considers how and why certain city spaces - such as the skyline, thesidewalk, the slum, and the subway - have come to emblematize key aspects of the modern urban condition. In so doing, Christoph Lindner also considers the ways in which cultural developments in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries set the stage for more recent responses to a variety ofurban challenges facing the city, such as post-disaster recovery, the renewal of urban infrastructure, and the remaking of public space.
Christoph Lindner is Professor of Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam.
Title:Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890-1940Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195375157

ISBN - 13:9780195375152

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroductionArchive CityChanging New YorkModern City, Urban ImaginarySkylines and SidewalksAfter CityPart 1 - SkylinesNew York VerticalThe City from AboveRequiem for the Twin TowersBuilding the Skyline: A Brief Architectural HistoryText and the CityNew York DreamscapesFantasy IslandAfter-Images of New YorkRevisioning the SkyscraperCinema and the Vertical CityThe City from Greenwich VillageMetrotopiaThe Empty CityNew York UndeadPart 2 - SidewalksNew York HorizontalSidewalks and Public SpaceA Short History of the GridStreet-WalkingBroadway PromenadeManhattan Flan useBlase Metropolitan AttitudeCity of SlumsSidewalks and FearTales of the TenementNew York UndergroundElevated CityHigh Line, LowlineSubway CityUnderground FantasiesSlow StreetAfterwordBibliography

Editorial Reviews

"Drawing on a rich array of literary, visual, and urbanistic materials, Christoph Lindner offers an intellectually playful, theoretically incisive guide to the cultural history of modern New York. Taking us up skylines and down sidewalks, Lindner makes it clear that imagining New York has beena crucial way of understanding urban modernity." --David Scobey, author of Empire City: The Making and Meaning of the New York City Landscape