- Series: Columbia History of Urban Life (Paperback)
- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press; Revised edition (June 15, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 023107851X
- ISBN-13: 978-0231078511
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #494,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Morningside Heights: A History of Its Architecture and Development Revised Edition
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Combines recondite research with bare-knuckle history, interweaving the nuts and bolts of neighborhood-building with a messy human drama of rivalry, greed, marketing, bigotry and idealism. (The New York Times)
Thorough analysis of this architecturally rich neighborhood. (New York Observer)
Every town, hamlet, and neighborhood deserves an historical portrait by Andrew Dolkart. His history of Morningside Heights is a magnificent work of scholarship that grows out of a true love of urbanism and a profound respect for the contribution of architects and developers, whether high-minded or not-so, to the vitality of place. (Robert A. M. Stern)
While Dolkart focuses on aesthetics, his analysis of taste and design is informed by a penetrating knowledge of Manhattan's social history. The resulting book, gracefully written and generously illustrated, will appeal to historians, residents, and anyone whose search for scarce parking on the Heights has taken them past buildings which astonish and delight.... Dolkart adeptly explains the social implications behind... artistic decisions.... the work is a remarkable social portrait. (New York History)
About the Author
Andrew S. Dolkart teaches at the Columbia University School of Architecture and has written and lectured extensively about New York's architecture and development. He is the author of the Guide to New York City Landmarks, has curated numerous exhibitions, and is well-known for his walking tours of New York City neighborhoods.
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One more point: The narrative seems largely absent of knee-jerk political correctness and fadish multi-culturalist rhetoric, which is refreshing. Thus, the author has stopped at nothing in order to maintain the highest academic and scholarly standards in the book. Well done, in that regard.