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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
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "In this 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 creation of a modern water supply system, the expansion and redefinition of public space in Central Park, the construction of landscaped highways, the radical environmental politics of the barrio in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the contemporary politics of the environmental justice movement."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Gandy, Matthew
Dewey number
304.2/09747/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT243.U62
LC item number
N74 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Urban and industrial environments
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Human ecology
  • City planning
  • Land use, Urban
  • Natuurontwikkeling
  • Urbanisatie
  • Ecologische aspecten
  • Écologie urbaine
  • Écologie humaine
  • Urbanisme
  • Sol, Utilisation urbaine du
Label
Concrete and clay : reworking nature in New York City, Matthew Gandy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1.Water, Space, and Power -- 2. Symbolic Order and the Urban Pastoral -- 3. Technological Modernism and the Urban Parkway -- 4. Between Borinquen and the Barrio -- 5. Rustbelt Ecology
Control code
48256398
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 344 pages
Isbn
9780262072243
Lccn
2001054604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)48256398
Label
Concrete and clay : reworking nature in New York City, Matthew Gandy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1.Water, Space, and Power -- 2. Symbolic Order and the Urban Pastoral -- 3. Technological Modernism and the Urban Parkway -- 4. Between Borinquen and the Barrio -- 5. Rustbelt Ecology
Control code
48256398
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 344 pages
Isbn
9780262072243
Lccn
2001054604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)48256398

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