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The Resource Twenty minutes in Manhattan, Michael Sorkin

Twenty minutes in Manhattan, Michael Sorkin

Label
Twenty minutes in Manhattan
Title
Twenty minutes in Manhattan
Statement of responsibility
Michael Sorkin
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""This is the most brilliant epitome of Manhattan ever written."--Mike Davis Every morning, the architect and writer Michael Sorkin walks from his apartment in Greenwich Village to his office in Tribeca. Unlike most commuters, Sorkin isn't in a hurry, and he doesn't try to drown out his surroundings. Instead, he's always paying attention. As he descends the narrow stairs of his town house, Sorkin explains why New York doesn't have the grand stairwells so common in European apartment buildings. Stepping out onto his block, he imagines a better, more efficient, far less dirty way to dispose of garbage. As he crosses Canal Street, he remembers the mad proposals for tunnels, elevated highways, and mega-structures that threatened lower Manhattan and could have destroyed its urban fabric. Fifty years after Jane Jacobs's groundbreaking The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Sorkin's vision of city life is every bit as perceptive and fine-grained as that of Jacobs's classic. With important insights into history, architecture, and public policy, Twenty Minutes in Manhattan is an extraordinary, deeply personal look at a city undergoing--always undergoing--dramatic transformations"--
  • "A nonfiction book describing a walk from Greenwich Village to Tribeca, about urban life in New York City, written by an acclaimed architect and architectural critic"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sorkin, Michael
Dewey number
720.97474/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA735.N5
LC item number
S68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Giezendanner, Ingo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and society
  • Sorkin, Michael
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Twenty minutes in Manhattan, Michael Sorkin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Reaktion, 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stairs -- The stoop -- The block -- Washington Square -- LaGuardia Place -- Soho -- Canal Street -- Tribeca -- 145 Hudson Street -- Alternative routes -- Esprit d'Escalier
Control code
ocn795175013
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780865477575
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012028939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)795175013
Label
Twenty minutes in Manhattan, Michael Sorkin
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Reaktion, 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stairs -- The stoop -- The block -- Washington Square -- LaGuardia Place -- Soho -- Canal Street -- Tribeca -- 145 Hudson Street -- Alternative routes -- Esprit d'Escalier
Control code
ocn795175013
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780865477575
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012028939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)795175013

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