Printer Friendly

Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York.

Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York

Hilary Ballon and Kenneth T. Jackson, Editors

W.W. Norton

500-5th Avenue, New York NY 10010

0393732061, $50.00 www.wwnorton.com

Robert Moses saw himself on a rescue mission to save New York City from obsolescence and decline, devising a vast building program aimed to modernize the entire city and expand its attractions to the middle class. ROBERT MOSES AND THE MODERN CITY examines this entire process, survey his works, how they shaped New York City, and how they were injected into the city's culture. Seven short essays by leading scholars of urban history accompany new photos in this first in-depth survey of his building program. Any collection strong in American architectural or urban history in general or New York images and history in particular must have this, which is deserving of repeated, ongoing recommended.
COPYRIGHT 2007 Midwest Book Review
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2007, Gale Group. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Bookwatch
Date:Aug 1, 2007
Words:147
Previous Article:Prohibition: 13 Years That Changed America.
Next Article:Classic American Diners.


Related Articles
Harper Children's Books.
Prohibition: 13 Years That Changed America.
Encore.
Till We Have Built Jerusalem.
Encore.
Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York.
South Street.
New Mexico In 1876-1887.
The baptized life.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters