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There Goes the Neighborhood: 10 Buildings People Loved to Hate

Rubin, Susan Goldman

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ISBN 10: 0823414353 / ISBN 13: 9780823414352
Published by Holiday House, New York, 2001
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Book is very clean and attractive, written for children and published by the childrens' publisher, Holdiay House. Handsome photographs and drawings throughout rendered in blue. A sprightly text adds to the pleasure of the story of ten buildings that got a lot of criticism when they were built. Author's signature appears at front free endpaper on a Holiday House bookplate without inscription. The bookplate appears to have been folded at one time and shows a little dried glue at top edge, likely affixed by child owner. Book measures 8"x10-1/2" and has 96 pages including index. Bookseller Inventory # 27186TB

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Title: There Goes the Neighborhood: 10 Buildings ...

Publisher: Holiday House, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: SIGNED by Author

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Slight shelf wear. EX - Library book with all the usual stamps and markings. Pages are clean and binding is tight.

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*Starred Review* Gr. 7-12. Like Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan's Frank O. Gehry: Outside In (2000), Rubin's latest is an intelligent, entertaining look at mostly twentieth-century architecture. Each of the 10 chapters focuses on a structure that caused an outcry of disapproval when it was built, including both the famous (the Eiffel Tower, the Flatiron Building, the Pompidou Center) and the lesser known (Minneapolis' underground Walker Community Library). Written in simple, engaging language that never condescends, the stories reveal how architects identified and solved aesthetic and engineering problems, and include fascinating tidbits about each structure's history, neighborhood, and the extreme personalities that drove some projects. There is also information on contemporary art movements, the history of skyscrapers, and more. Each chapter opens with a photo-collage of the building and samples of criticism ("What is it? A toilet bowl?" reads text overlaying a photo of New York City's Guggenheim Museum), followed by scattered photographs and drawings, printed entirely in blue and white. The collages are witty, but the highly visual subjects demand more sparkling images and design, such as the hip, colorful visuals in Frank O. Gehry or the crisp, engaging layouts of David Macaulay's Building Big (2000). Fortunately, the winning text makes up for the lackluster format: the stories, the controversy, and the insight will encourage readers to look at and learn more about the structures that surround them. A bibliography and a well-rounded list of resources conclude. Gillian Engberg
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