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The Gateway Arch : a biography, Tracy Campbell

Label
The Gateway Arch : a biography
Title
The Gateway Arch
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Campbell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rising to a triumphant height of 630 feet, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is a revered monument to America's western expansion. Envisioned in 1947 but not completed until the mid-1960s, the arch today attracts millions of tourists annually and is one of the world's most widely recognised structures. By weaving together social, political and cultural history, historian Tracy Campbell uncovers the complicated and troubling history of the beloved structure. This compelling book explores how a medley of players with widely divergent motivations (civic pride, ambition, greed, among others) brought the Gateway Arch to fruition, but at a price the city continues to pay. Campbell dispels long-held myths and casts a provocative new light on the true origins and meaning of the Gateway Arch. He shows that the monument was the scheme of shrewd city leaders who sought to renew downtown St. Louis and were willing to steal an election, destroy historic buildings, and drive out local people and businesses to achieve their goal
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, Tracy
Dewey number
977.8/65
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F474.S265
LC item number
G372 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Icons of America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saarinen, Eero
  • Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Arches
  • Arches
  • Buildings
  • Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)
  • Missouri
  • Gateway Arch
Label
The Gateway Arch : a biography, Tracy Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: Saarinen's Cathedral -- The New York of the West -- Getting Things Done -- The St. Louis Municipal Parking Lot -- A Peculiarly Happy Form -- The Architect -- The Laughingstock of the World -- "Got It Made" -- Expendable Culture -- Symbol and Symptom
Control code
ocn818327372
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 217 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300205688
Lccn
2012045255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300169492
  • (OCoLC)818327372
Label
The Gateway Arch : a biography, Tracy Campbell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: Saarinen's Cathedral -- The New York of the West -- Getting Things Done -- The St. Louis Municipal Parking Lot -- A Peculiarly Happy Form -- The Architect -- The Laughingstock of the World -- "Got It Made" -- Expendable Culture -- Symbol and Symptom
Control code
ocn818327372
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 217 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300205688
Lccn
2012045255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300169492
  • (OCoLC)818327372

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