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The Resource Cities in civilization, Peter Hall

Cities in civilization, Peter Hall

Label
Cities in civilization
Title
Cities in civilization
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing on the contributions of economists and geographers, of cultural, technological, and social historians, Sir Peter Hall examines twenty-one cities at their greatest moments. Hall describes the achievements of these golden ages and outlines the precise combinations of forces - both universal and local - that led to each city's belle epoque
  • Hall identifies four distinct expressions of civic innovation: artistic growth, technological progress, the marriage of culture and technology, and solutions to evolving problems. Descriptions of Periclean Athens, Renaissance Florence, Elizabethan London, and nineteenth-century Vienna bring to life those seedbeds of artistic and intellectual creativity. Explorations of Manchester during the Industrial Revolution, of Henry Ford's Detroit, and of Palo Alto at the dawn of the computer age highlight centers of technological advances. Tales of the creation of Los Angeles' movie industry and the birth of the blues and rock 'n' roll in Memphis depict the marriage of culture and technology. Finally, Hall celebrates cities that have been forced to solve problems created by their very size
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Peter
Dewey number
307.76/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT111
LC item number
.H345 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • Civilization
  • City and town life
  • Ciudades y pueblos
  • Civilización
  • Vida urbana
  • Villes
  • Villes
  • Civilisation
  • Vie urbaine
  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • City and town life
  • Civilization
  • Steden
  • Cultuur
  • Ontstaansgeschiedenis
  • Stadt
  • Kultur
  • Geschichte
  • Geschichte
  • Kultur
  • Stadt
  • Cities and towns
  • Civilization
  • City and town life
Label
Cities in civilization, Peter Hall
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([1051]-1134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book 1. The city as cultural crucible. Great cities in their golden ages -- The fountainhead, Athens 500-400 BC -- The rediscovery of life, Florence 1400-1500 -- The world as stage, London 1570-1620 -- The city as pleasure principle, Vienna 1780-1910 -- The capital of light, Paris 1870-1910 -- The invention of the Twentieth Century, Berlin 1918-1933 -- The key to creativity -- Book 2. The city as innovative milieu. The innovative milieu -- The first industrial city, Manchester 1760-1830 -- The conquest of the oceans, Glasgow 1770-1890 -- The pioneer of technopolis, Berlin 1840-1930 -- The mass production of mobility, Detroit 1890-1915 -- The industralization of information, San Francisco/Palo Alto/Berkeley 1950-1990 -- The state as permanent innovator, Tokyo-Kanagawa 1890-1990 ; The innovative essence -- Book 3. The marriage of art and technology. The invention of mass culture -- The dream factory, Los Angeles 1910-1945 -- The soul of the Delta, Memphis 1948-1956 -- The secret of the marriage -- Book 4. The establishment of the urban order. The challenge to the urban order -- The imperial capital, Rome 50 BC-AD 100 -- The utilitarian city, London 1825-1900 -- The city of perpetual public works, Paris 1850-1870 -- The apotheosis of the modern, New York 1880-1940 -- The city as freeway, Los Angeles 1900-1980 -- The social democratic utopia, Stockholm 1945-1980 -- The city of capitalism rampant, London 1979-1993 -- The achievement of the urban order -- Book 5. The union of art, technology, and organization. The city of the coming golden age
Control code
ocm39045234
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiii, 1169 pages
Isbn
9780394587325
Lccn
98024007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39045234
  • (OCoLC)39045234
Label
Cities in civilization, Peter Hall
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([1051]-1134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book 1. The city as cultural crucible. Great cities in their golden ages -- The fountainhead, Athens 500-400 BC -- The rediscovery of life, Florence 1400-1500 -- The world as stage, London 1570-1620 -- The city as pleasure principle, Vienna 1780-1910 -- The capital of light, Paris 1870-1910 -- The invention of the Twentieth Century, Berlin 1918-1933 -- The key to creativity -- Book 2. The city as innovative milieu. The innovative milieu -- The first industrial city, Manchester 1760-1830 -- The conquest of the oceans, Glasgow 1770-1890 -- The pioneer of technopolis, Berlin 1840-1930 -- The mass production of mobility, Detroit 1890-1915 -- The industralization of information, San Francisco/Palo Alto/Berkeley 1950-1990 -- The state as permanent innovator, Tokyo-Kanagawa 1890-1990 ; The innovative essence -- Book 3. The marriage of art and technology. The invention of mass culture -- The dream factory, Los Angeles 1910-1945 -- The soul of the Delta, Memphis 1948-1956 -- The secret of the marriage -- Book 4. The establishment of the urban order. The challenge to the urban order -- The imperial capital, Rome 50 BC-AD 100 -- The utilitarian city, London 1825-1900 -- The city of perpetual public works, Paris 1850-1870 -- The apotheosis of the modern, New York 1880-1940 -- The city as freeway, Los Angeles 1900-1980 -- The social democratic utopia, Stockholm 1945-1980 -- The city of capitalism rampant, London 1979-1993 -- The achievement of the urban order -- Book 5. The union of art, technology, and organization. The city of the coming golden age
Control code
ocm39045234
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiii, 1169 pages
Isbn
9780394587325
Lccn
98024007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39045234
  • (OCoLC)39045234

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