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A History of Housing in New York City (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 1990; vuoden 1990 painos)

– tekijä: Richard Plunz

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The French architect Le Corbusier once described New York as "a magnificent catastrophe." Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's "metropolis"' New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. The horrors of the tenement were perfected in New York at the same time that the very rich were building palaces along Fifth Avenue; yet public housing for the poor also originated in New York, as did government subsidies for middle-class housing. A History of Housing in New York City traces New York's housing development from 1850 to the present in text and profuse illustrations. Richard Plunz explores the housing of all classes, with comparative discussion of the development of types ranging from the single-family house to the high-rise apartment tower. His analysis is placed within the context of the broader political and cultural development of New York, a city which in many ways summarizes in microcosm the evolution of urban housing in the United States. Plunz examines the multiple tensions among builders, government planners, housing reformers, and architects which have affected the course of housing development. He explains how the first high-rise apartments were built for the wealthy who preferred the security of living "above it all," and he looks at the technology which made them possible. The author examines the effect of the urban economy on development. He describes how the rising cost of Manhattan real estate and the growth of transportation networks have contributed to the departure of the middle class from the inner city, leaving it with little except luxury housing and slums. He offers fresh material on the creation of "garden apartments" which proliferated throughout the outer boroughs and remain among the finest models of urban housing. Plunz also offers insight into how and why modernist "tower in the park" designs of architects such as Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius were adapted into the design of much of New York's public housing, and the recent return to low-rise publicly subsidized housing, such as new "suburban cottages" set amidst the abandoned buildings and rubble strewn lots of the South Bronx. More than 300 illustrations are integrated throughout the text, depicting housing plans, neighborhood changes, and city architecture over the last 130 years. A History of Housing In New York City is a pioneering study of a largely unexplored realm of United States urban development, as well researched as it is well written.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:A History of Housing in New York City
Kirjailijat:Richard Plunz
Info:Columbia University Press (1990), Edition: 0, Paperback, 422 pages
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A History of Housing in New York City: Dwelling Type and Social Change in the American Metropolis (tekijä: Richard Plunz) (1990)

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Around 340 pages of actual text; then notes and back matter for another 50 pages. Averages an illustration per page, more or less, mainly building drawings and a small number of photographs, Fortunately the book is large, a 9" x 9" square, so the illustrations are readable, though 'only just' sometimes. There are 2 short introductory chapters (50 pp total) bringing the reader up to the mid-18th Century. Then three chapters on tenements in Manhattan, then a long chapter on Garden Apartments in the outer boroughs. This is as far as I have read.

I rated the book 5 stars because it is scholarly and comprehensive. It is a survey, though, that doesn't concentrate on any one aspect. A good clue to the book's nature is this, on page 4:

[Quote] By mid- [19th] century New York had achieved its position as the North American metropolis. During this time the dominant characteristics of the city's present-day culture of housing began to emerge; New York became a city not of "houses," but of "housing." A growing proportion of its inhabitants lived in collective accomodation that was unique in the nation. This condition crossed class lines from the tenements of the poor to the increasingly dense row housing of the upper middle class. [Unquote]

A good use of the book's housing project descriptions, for me, will be as a framework on which to base walking tours of the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn. They are handled chronologically and by type by the author, but it won't be hard, using Google Earth or Maps, to organize them by location and walk from one to another. Touring the outer boroughs suffers from the limitation that you are walking past housing of different types - and not much else - most of the time. There is significance in this housing, you sense, because its scale and extent are so far beyond the experience of anyone, I would guess, but New York residents. This book fulfils that task of describing what you are seeing and its place in the scheme of things, housing-wise.

There's a twofold value in this book for me: (1) It explains New York at the level of housing, which is a useful level if you want to understand New York. And (2) it vastly increases the value and productivity of a day walking the Bronx, Queens, or Brooklyn, and provides an incentive to 'get out there' to the boroughs instead of always being snagged by the lures of Manhattan on my daytrips to New York. ( )
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The French architect Le Corbusier once described New York as "a magnificent catastrophe." Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's "metropolis"' New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. The horrors of the tenement were perfected in New York at the same time that the very rich were building palaces along Fifth Avenue; yet public housing for the poor also originated in New York, as did government subsidies for middle-class housing. A History of Housing in New York City traces New York's housing development from 1850 to the present in text and profuse illustrations. Richard Plunz explores the housing of all classes, with comparative discussion of the development of types ranging from the single-family house to the high-rise apartment tower. His analysis is placed within the context of the broader political and cultural development of New York, a city which in many ways summarizes in microcosm the evolution of urban housing in the United States. Plunz examines the multiple tensions among builders, government planners, housing reformers, and architects which have affected the course of housing development. He explains how the first high-rise apartments were built for the wealthy who preferred the security of living "above it all," and he looks at the technology which made them possible. The author examines the effect of the urban economy on development. He describes how the rising cost of Manhattan real estate and the growth of transportation networks have contributed to the departure of the middle class from the inner city, leaving it with little except luxury housing and slums. He offers fresh material on the creation of "garden apartments" which proliferated throughout the outer boroughs and remain among the finest models of urban housing. Plunz also offers insight into how and why modernist "tower in the park" designs of architects such as Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius were adapted into the design of much of New York's public housing, and the recent return to low-rise publicly subsidized housing, such as new "suburban cottages" set amidst the abandoned buildings and rubble strewn lots of the South Bronx. More than 300 illustrations are integrated throughout the text, depicting housing plans, neighborhood changes, and city architecture over the last 130 years. A History of Housing In New York City is a pioneering study of a largely unexplored realm of United States urban development, as well researched as it is well written.

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