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NEW YORK 1880: ARCHITECTURE and URBANISM in the GILDED AGE; Signed And A Signed Letter.

STERN, Robert A. M.; MELLINS, Thomas; FISHMAN, David

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ISBN 10: 1580930271 / ISBN 13: 9781580930277
Published by Monacelli Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999
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B00K: As New/, $391.93, Reduced from. 1580930271 NEW YORK 1880: ARCHITECTURE and URBANISM in the GILDED AGE; Signed And A Signed Letter. STERN, Robert A. M.; MELLINS, Thomas; FISHMAN, David MONACELLI PR NEW YORK, NEW YORK 1999 Black Spine With Title In White Letters, Dust Jacket: Fine/, Slight Shelf, Corner Ware And Edge Stretching. Tall, Wide And Thick Hard Cover B00K: As New/, Lightly Read Or Not Read At All, 1164 Numbered Pages That Are Clean And Tight To The Spine. Gift Inscription On The ½ Title Page To Prior Owner, Signed By The Author, Robert A.M. Stern, Dated 1999, In Black Ink, Along With A Personal Letter From Robert A.M. Stern To The Prior Owner, Who Was A Director At A Well Know Hospital. SYNOPSIS: ¿THIS IS THE FOURTH VOLUME IN ARCHITECT AND HISTORIAN ROBERT A. M. STERN'S MONUMENTAL SERIES OF DOCUMENTARY STUDIES OF NEW YORK CITY ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM¿. Will Extra Shipping And Handling To Your Destination, Due To 7 Pound 11 Ounce Large Size And Weight. = = Description Applies To This B00K, Only. = This Author Signed Book Has A Special Significance, Is Hard To Find, Will Be Packaged And Shipped = Carefully, To Avoid Shipping Damage And Will Make It, An Excellent Addition To Your Own Personal Library Collection, Or As A Gift, For The Discriminating Reader / Collector. = WORLD WIDE SHIPPING, AVAILABLE. =*=* California State Law Now Requires The Following Notice Be Given: *=*=* Seller Did Not See And Was Not Present When This Item Was Signed. No Certificate Of Authenticity Is Included In This Sale/Purchase Price. If You Would Like A Certificate Of Authenticity, You Can Obtain One At Your Own Convenience And Expense, Which Is Not Included In The Purchase Price Of This Item. =*=*. Bookseller Inventory # 005910

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Publisher: Monacelli Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Monacelli Pr

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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This is the fourth volume in architect and historian Robert A. M. Stern's monumental series of documentary studies of New York City architecture and urbanism. The three previous books in the series, New York 1900, New York 1930, and New York 1960, have comprehensively covered the architects and urban planners who defined New York over the course of the twentieth century.

In this volume, Stern turns back to 1880 -- the end of the Civil War, the beginning of European modernism -- to trace the earlier history of the city. This dynamic era saw the technological advances and acts of civic and private will that formed the identity of New York City as we know it today. The installation of water, telephone, and electricity infrastructures as well as the advent of electric lighting, the elevator, and mass transit allowed the city to grow both out and up. The office building and apartment house types were envisioned and defined, changing the ways that New Yorkers worked and lived. Such massive public projects as the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park became realities, along with such private efforts as Grand Central Station.

Like the other three volumes, New York 1880 is an in-depth presentation of the buildings and plans that transformed New York from a harbor town into a world-class metropolis. A broad range of primary sources -- critics and writers, architects, planners, city officials -- brings the time period to life and allows the city to tell its own complex story. The book is generously illustrated with over 1,200 archival photographs, which show the city as it was, and as some parts of it still are.

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Robert A. M. Stern, principal partner of Robert A. M. Stern Architects, founded in 1969, is also dean of the Yale School of Architecture. In addition to the series on New York, which includes New York 1900: Metropolitan Architecture and Urbanism, 1890-1915, New York 1930: Architecture and Urbanism Between the Two World Wars, and New York 1960: Architecture and Urbanism Between the Second World War and the Bicentennial, Stern has published numerous books, including monographs on his firm's work, such as Robert A. M. Stern: Houses and Robert A. M. Stern: Buildings and Projects, 1999 -- 2003.

Thomas Mellins is an architectural historian and writer educated at Columbia University and the City University of New York. He is a coauthor of New York 1930, New York 1960, and a script collaborator on Pride of Place, the PBS documentary series on American architecture hosted by Stern.

David Fishman, a graduate of Columbia College, collaborated with Stern on New York 1930, New York 1960, Pride of Place, and the exhibition "42nd Street Theaters."

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