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THE LOFTS OF SOHO: GENTRIFICATION, ART AND INDUSTRY IN NEW YORK, 1950-1980. Aaron Shkuda. University of Chicago Press, 2016. Historical Studies of Urban America. 300 pp. with 23 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2015-34612 ISBN 9780226334189 In English.
Publisher's description: In The Lofts of SoHo, Aaron Shkuda studies the transition of the district from industrial space to artists' enclave to affluent residential area, focusing on the legacy of urban renewal in and around SoHo and the growth of artist-led redevelopment. Shkuda explores conflicts between residents and property owners and analyzes the city's embrace of the once-illegal loft conversion as an urban development strategy. As Shkuda explains, artists eventually lost control of SoHo's development, but over several decades they nonetheless forced scholars, policymakers, and the general public to take them seriously as critical actors in the twentieth-century American city.
Indexing: Western — United States, Northeast — Post-1945 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 171014
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