New York sights : visualizing old and new New York
- Douglas Tallack.
- English ed.
- Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2005.
- Physical description
- xii, 212 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
- Tallack, Douglas.
- Includes filmography (p. -185).
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -207) and index.
- Contents List of Illustrations Preface 1.Visuality and the City: Old and New New York 'The great city...makes its own...optical laws'. 'An acceleration of energies': People, Spaces, Movement and Products
- 2. 'Unexpected Vistas': Visualising Change Picturesque New York
- 'Phantasmagorias of the interior': At Home with the Leisure Class
- 'A Sense for Construction': Building Sites 3.'Accident and then exigency': Elevated Views
- Representing a System
- The Return of Content
- Abstraction and Speed
- The Passing of the 'Moment' 4.'Scene and Story': The City Up Close
- Downtown Scenes
- Getting Around the City
- Signs in the City 5.'A sense, through the eyes, of embracing possession': Views from a Distance
- King-size Pictures
- 'The attempt to take the aesthetic view': New York City as a Work of Art
- 'Port of New York': The Manhattan Skyline
- 'The city horizon was the one horizon' 6.New York, New York Bibliography Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
When we think 'city', we think New York. From downtown to uptown, no other urban space can claim such a famous skyline or such intensely varied street-life. It is a city that dazzles with its constant visual stimulation. Lavishly illustrated, New York Sights considers the formative period when a nostalgically evoked 'Old New York' transformed into 'New New York', ultimately becoming the modernist city of the twentieth century. Drawing on photography, film, and painting, the author considers the changing skyline, the grid-plan, the growth of the elevated railroad, the homes of the leisure classes, and city streets. Among the artists discussed are: Alfred Stieglitz, Jacob Riis, Georgia O'Keefe, John Sloan, Childe Hassam, and George Bellows. He also looks at the post World War II-period and the shocking visual prospect of a New York skyline without the Twin Towers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Supplemental links
- Table of contents
- Visual communication > New York (State) > New York > History.
- Arts, American > New York (State) > New York.
- City and town life > New York (State) > New York > History.
- Landscapes > Social aspects > New York (State) > New York > History.
- New York (N.Y.) > History > 1898-1951.
- New York (N.Y.) > Intellectual life.
- New York (N.Y.) > In art.
- New York (N.Y.) > Buildings, structures, etc.
- Publication date
- 9781845201708 (pbk.)
- 1845201701 (pbk.)
- 9781845201692 (cloth)
- 1845201698 (cloth)
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