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Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890–1940

Christoph Lindner


Using examples from architecture, film, literature, and the visual arts, this wide-ranging book examines the place and significance of New York City in the urban imaginary between 1890 and 1940. In particular, the book considers how and why certain city spaces—such as the skyline, the sidewalk, the slum, and the subway—have come to emblematize key aspects of the modern urban condition. In so doing, the book also considers the ways in which cultural developments in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries set the stage for more recent responses to a variety of urban challenges facing t ... More

Keywords: New York City, modernism, literature, film, art, architecture, photography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780195375145
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christoph Lindner, author
University of Amsterdam

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