The Race Underground by Doug MostThe competition between Boston and New York played out in an era not unlike our own, one of economic upheaval, life-changing innovations, class warfare, bitter political tensions, and the question of America's place in the world.
The Nation's First Monument and the Origins of the American Memorial Tradition by Sally WebsterThis title discusses the fledgling nation's first monument, Jean-Jacques Caffiéri's Monument to General Richard Montgomery (commissioned in January of 1776), reverence for the classical past. Webster's study is grounded in the political and social worlds of New York City, moving chronologically from the 1760s to the 1790s, with a concluding chapter considering the monument, which lies just east of Ground Zero, against the backdrop of 9/11. and discusses early American art, sculpture, New York history, the Revolutionary era, and Benjamin Franklin in the commissioning and design of the monument.
Location: Mugar Stacks N72.N38 W43 2015
Publication Date: 2015
The New Waterfront by Ann Breen; Dick RigbyFocusing on large-scale waterfront renewal, the successful redevelopment of oceanfront, lakefront, and riverfront in urban centers around the world. Showcasing more than 100 international projects in magnificent full color, this beautifully produced design survey presents a rich and diverse portfolio of redevelopment work, including museums, restaurants, historic monuments, parks, housing, government facilities, trade centers, ship terminals, and retail stores. Includes a separate chapter on "Major Transformations." The illustrated gazetteer at the end of the book reveals waterfront regeneration as a truly universal phenomenon of our time.
Location: Mugar Stacks HT170 .B74 1996
Publication Date: 1996
Breaking Through Concrete by David Hanson; Edwin Marty; Mark WinnePeople have always grown food in urban spaces--on windowsills and sidewalks, and in backyards and neighborhood parks--but today, urban farmers are leading an environmental and social movement that transforms our national food system. To explore this agricultural renaissance, brothers David and Michael Hanson and urban farmer Edwin Marty document twelve successful urban farm programs, from an alternative school for girls in Detroit, to a backyard food swap in New Orleans, to a restaurant supply garden on a rooftop in Brooklyn. Each beautifully illustrated essay offers practical advice for budding farmers, such as composting and keeping livestock in the city, decontaminating toxic soil, even changing zoning laws.
Location: online access only
Publication Date: 2012
City Bountiful by Laura J. LawsonSince the 1890s, providing places for people to garden has been an inventive strategy to improve American urban conditions. There have been vacant-lot gardens, school gardens, Depression-era relief gardens, victory gardens, and community gardens--each representing a consistent impulse to return to gardening during times of social and economic change. In this critical history of community gardening in America, the most comprehensive review of the greening of urban communities to date, Laura J. Lawson documents the evolution of urban garden programs in the United States. Her vibrant narrative focuses on the values associated with gardening, the ebb and flow of campaigns during times of social and economic crisis, organizational strategies of these primarily volunteer campaigns, and the sustainability of current programs.
Location: Mugar Stacks SB457.3 .L39 2005; also online access
Publication Date: 2005
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