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Concrete and clay : reworking nature in New York City, Matthew Gandy

Label
Concrete and clay : reworking nature in New York City
Title
Concrete and clay
Title remainder
reworking nature in New York City
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Gandy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An interdisciplinary account of the environmental history and changing landscape of New York City.In this innovative account of the urbanization of nature in New York City, Matthew Gandy explores how the raw materials of nature have been reworked to produce a "metropolitan nature" distinct from the forms of nature experienced by early settlers. The book traces five broad developments: the expansion and redefinition of public space, the construction of landscaped highways, the creation of a modern water supply system, the radical environmental politics of the barrio in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the contemporary politics of the environmental justice movement. Drawing on political economy, environmental studies, social theory, cultural theory, and architecture, Gandy shows how New York's environmental history is bound up not only with the upstate landscapes that stretch beyond the city's political boundaries but also with more distant places that reflect the nation's colonial and imperial legacies. Using the shifting meaning of nature under urbanization as a framework, he looks at how modern nature has been produced through interrelated transformations ranging from new water technologies to changing fashions in landscape design. Throughout, he considers the economic and ideological forces that underlie phenomena as diverse as the location of parks and the social stigma of dirty neighborhoods
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gandy, Matthew
Dewey number
304.2/09747/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT243.U62
LC item number
N74 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Urban and industrial environments
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Human ecology
  • City planning
  • Land use, Urban
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • City planning
  • Human ecology
  • Land use, Urban
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • New York (State)
Label
Concrete and clay : reworking nature in New York City, Matthew Gandy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Creating the Garden of a Great City
  • Olmsted's Urban Vision: A Fragile Synthesis
  • Olmsted Rediscovered: An Emerging Preservationist Ethic
  • Emerald Dreams
  • Technological Modernism and the Urban Parkway
  • The Automobilization of the American Landscape
  • Robert Moses and the Radiant City
  • The Demise of Technological Modernism
  • Fractured Cities
  • Between Borinquen and the Barrio
  • Water, Space, and Power
  • Landscapes of Despair
  • Space, Identity, and Power
  • Disarray in the 1970s
  • The Power of Memory
  • Rustbelt Ecology
  • Across the Great Divide
  • Pollution and the Politics of Resistance
  • Reclaiming the Social Environment
  • Trash Can Utopias
  • Water and the Nascent Civic Realm
  • Engineering the Technological Sublime
  • Urban Decay and the Hidden City
  • Paranoid Urbanism
  • Hydrological Transformations
  • Symbolic Order and the Urban Pastoral
  • Cultural Anxiety, Land Speculation, and Public Space
Control code
51969641
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 344 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585437231
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2083
  • 9780262273442
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51969641
Label
Concrete and clay : reworking nature in New York City, Matthew Gandy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Creating the Garden of a Great City
  • Olmsted's Urban Vision: A Fragile Synthesis
  • Olmsted Rediscovered: An Emerging Preservationist Ethic
  • Emerald Dreams
  • Technological Modernism and the Urban Parkway
  • The Automobilization of the American Landscape
  • Robert Moses and the Radiant City
  • The Demise of Technological Modernism
  • Fractured Cities
  • Between Borinquen and the Barrio
  • Water, Space, and Power
  • Landscapes of Despair
  • Space, Identity, and Power
  • Disarray in the 1970s
  • The Power of Memory
  • Rustbelt Ecology
  • Across the Great Divide
  • Pollution and the Politics of Resistance
  • Reclaiming the Social Environment
  • Trash Can Utopias
  • Water and the Nascent Civic Realm
  • Engineering the Technological Sublime
  • Urban Decay and the Hidden City
  • Paranoid Urbanism
  • Hydrological Transformations
  • Symbolic Order and the Urban Pastoral
  • Cultural Anxiety, Land Speculation, and Public Space
Control code
51969641
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 344 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585437231
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2083
  • 9780262273442
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51969641

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