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Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape Hardcover – June 12, 2012


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (June 12, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300170181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300170184
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #989,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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 Honorable Mention in the General Non-Fiction category at the 2012 New England Book Festival.
(General Non-Fiction Honorable Mention New England Book Festival 2013-01-22)

Winner of the 2013 Lewis Mumford Prize for the best book on American city and regional planning history published in the past two years - given by the Society for American City and Regional Planning History.
(Society for American City and Regional Planning History Winner of 2013 Lewis Mumford Prize)

“Fascinating. . . . Rubin offers a surprisingly broad reinterpretation of urban renewal in the automobile age... treat[ing] corporate decision makers seriously as shapers of the postwar city."—Urban History Association
(Urban History Association The Urban History Association)

About the Author

Elihu Rubin is an architectural historian, city planner, and documentary filmmaker. He is the Daniel Rose (’51) Visiting Assistant Professor of Urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture.


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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey R. Fischman on July 17, 2012
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The story of the organic growth of a city, explained in the context of the contemporary forces (scientific, economic and political) that create the signature constructs of our urban environments
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