Robert Moses: The Master Builder Of New York City by Pierre ChristinRobert Moses: The Master Builder Of New York City by Pierre Christin

Robert Moses: The Master Builder Of New York City

byPierre ChristinIllustratorOLIVIER BALEZ

Paperback | February 9, 2018

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The achievements of one man changed the face of an entire city. Robert Moses: the mastermind of New York. From the subway to the skyscraper, from Manhattan's Financial District to the Long Island suburbs, every inch of New York tells the story of this controversial urban planner's mind. In paperback for the first time, Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez's comic book takes on the infamous Power Broker" and unlocks the historical battles that created the modern metropolis."
Pierre Christin was born at Saint-Mande in 1938. In addition to the ongoing Valerian series, Christin has written several other comics one-shots, including The City That Didn't Exist, The Black Order Brigade and The Hunting Party, all illustrated by Enki Bilal. Among the many European comics artist he has collaborated with are Enki Bil...
Title:Robert Moses: The Master Builder Of New York CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 10 × 7.13 × 0.68 inPublished:February 9, 2018Publisher:Nobrow Press Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:191062036X

ISBN - 13:9781910620366

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Graphic Bio What a horrid, horrible man! I knew nothing of Robert Moses but chose to read this book because I like graphic biographies and am much interested in architecture. I found out Moses was an urban developer who shaped New York in the early 20th century. He built Shea Stadium, the UN Headquarters, Lincoln Center and the New York Coliseum as well as many beaches, parkways, pools, playgrounds, tunnels, expressways, parks and bridges. But he was a tyrant of a man. He hated the bourgeois rich and didn't even consider the poor at all. Ripping down grand buildings and slums and tenements with equal vigour, displacing the poor, especially visible minorities, to make roads. He spoke for the middle class and yet thought them useless. This book portrays Robert Moses as a socialist of the worst kind, one who uses "the people" for his own power, under the guise of creating a utopia *for* the people. I'm not too keen on the art presented here which reminded me of sixties cartooning in non-fiction resources such as cookbooks and how-to texts. The book was not what I had expected, but it did prove interesting. I'm sure it would be most appreciated by New Yorkers or those who actually know who Robert Moses was.
Date published: 2014-12-19