Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York.
Hilary Ballon and Kenneth T. Jackson, Editors
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.
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|Date:||Aug 1, 2007|
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