LOST BOSTON is a visual feast, a stunning presentation of a city's physical development, and an eloquent appeal for the preservation of what makes the city special. Bringing history to life with more than 350 photographs and prints, Jane Holtz Kay traces Boston's evolution brick by brick and block by block, creating what THE WASHINGTON POST hailed as "an elegant architectural history, excellently illustrated."
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"An elegant architectural history, excellently illustrated."--Washington Post
"Earns a place on the short shelf of indispensable books about the architecture and physical form of Boston."--Boston Globe
"Not just another historical picture book, this is a remarkable narrative of Boston 's evolution. Kay's lively, well-researched text opens to view the many new environments that Boston assimilated while holding to old ideals. Various attempts at shaping the city by leveling hills, filling tidal estuaries, and widening and straightening crooked streets are displayed in the excellent reproductions of more than 350 rare photographs that supplement the text. . . . The author also documents the development of three centuries of architectural styles, many of which are only preserved through the medium of photographs. Kay vividly describes the Puritans' City upon a Hill of 1630-1680, the Granite in Athens of 1820-1850, and the New Land of 1850-1870, among other equally absorbing themes. Highly recommended."--Library JournalAbout the Author:
Jane Holtz Kay is the architecture critic for both THE NATION and THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, and the author of ASPHALT NATION and LOST BOSTON. She lives in Boston.
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Descripción Houghton Mifflin, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110395276098
Descripción Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0395276098 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0139321