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A fresh look at the greatest builder in the history of New York City and one of its most controversial figures.?We are rebuilding New York, not dispersing and abandoning it?: Robert Moses saw himself on a rescue mission to save the city from obsolescence, decentralization, and decline. His vast building program aimed to modernize urban infrastructure, expand the public realm with extensive recreational facilities, remove blight, and make the city more livable for the middle class. This book offers a fresh look at the physical transformation of New York during Moses?s nearly forty-year reign over city building from 1934 to 1968.
About the Author:
Hilary Ballon is an architectural historian and professor at Columbia University. She is the curator of ?Robert Moses and the Modern City,? the 2007 exhibition concurrently at the Queens Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery of Columbia University. She is the editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Her previous books include New York?s Pennsylvania Stations; The Paris of Henri IV: Architecture and Urbanism, which won the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award for the Most Distinguished Scholarship in the History of Architecture; and Louis Le Vau: Mazarin?s Collège, Colbert?s Revenge, which received a medal from the Académie Française.
Kenneth T. Jackson is the Jacques Barzun Professor of History at Columbia University and a former president of the Urban History Association, the Society of American Historians, the Organization of American Historians, and the New-York Historical Society. His many books include Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States; The Encyclopedia of New York City; Empire City: New York Through the Centuries; and The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915?1930. In addition to the Francis Parkman and Bancroft Prizes and four honorary degrees, he is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2001 he served as New York State Scholar of the Year. His famous all-night bicycle ride through the city has been an annual event at Columbia since 1975.
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Book Description W. W. Norton & Co., New York and London, 2007. First edition first printing. 4to 10 1/4" tall x 10 1/4" wide. Orange boards stamped in yellow on spine. Catalog of built works and projects in New York City 1934-1968. 336 pages. Published in conjunction with the 2007 3 part exhibition "Robert Moses and the Modern City ". Clean. Tightly bound. Price clipped dust jacket. Fine/ near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 023370
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