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MANHATTAN ATMOSPHERES: ARCHITECTURE, THE INTERIOR ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN CRISIS. David Gissen. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2014. 246 pp. with 66 ills. 24 x 19 cm. LC 2013-40912 ISBN 9780816680702 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 155949. Publisher's description: During Manhattan's crisis years between the 1960s and early 1980s, the city's great park networks, sanitarian projects of light, air, and water, and its monumental public works were falling apart. Images of flooded streets, blackened air, collapsed highways, and burning buildings characterize our understanding of the city's landscape throughout this period. At the same time, architects reimagined interior spaces as a response to these urban disasters. David Gissen reveals that a new chapter in New York's environmental history was unfolding inside the city's gleaming late-modern architecture. In Manhattan Atmospheres, Gissen uncovers an alternative environmental history by examining the megastructural apartments, verdant corporate atria, enormous trading rooms, and mammoth museum galleries that were built in this era.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Architecture, Interior Design — Urban Planning
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 155948
Hardcover $90.00    

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