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The Resource Untimely ruins : an archaeology of American urban modernity, 1819-1919, Nick Yablon

Untimely ruins : an archaeology of American urban modernity, 1819-1919, Nick Yablon

Label
Untimely ruins : an archaeology of American urban modernity, 1819-1919
Title
Untimely ruins
Title remainder
an archaeology of American urban modernity, 1819-1919
Statement of responsibility
Nick Yablon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is an extended meditation on the meanings of American ruins which explains why they are distinctive, what they reveal, and how they matter
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yablon, Nick
Dewey number
307.760973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT123
LC item number
.Y33 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Cairo (Ill.)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • American literature
  • Ruins in literature
  • Ruins in art
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • American literature
  • Cities and towns
  • Literature
  • Ruins in art
  • Ruins in literature
  • California
  • Illinois
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
Untimely ruins : an archaeology of American urban modernity, 1819-1919, Nick Yablon
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-362) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Of light bulbs and bathtubs: excavating the modern city -- Crumbling columns and day-old ruins: specters of antiquity on the American grand tour, 1819-1837 -- "Even Eden, you know, ain't all built": paper cities, British investors, and the ruins of Cairo, Illinois, 1837-1844 -- The petrified city: antiquity and modernity in Melville's New York, 1835-1865 -- Relapsing into barbarism: labor, ethnicity, and ruin in prospective histories of urban America, 1865-1906 -- "Plagued by their own inventions": reframing the technological ruins of San Francisco, 1906-1909 -- The metropolitan life in ruins: architectural and fictional speculations in New York, 1893-1919 -- Epilogue: Toward the posthuman ruin
Control code
646068368
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 380 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226946634
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612646539
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
264653
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646068368
Label
Untimely ruins : an archaeology of American urban modernity, 1819-1919, Nick Yablon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-362) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Of light bulbs and bathtubs: excavating the modern city -- Crumbling columns and day-old ruins: specters of antiquity on the American grand tour, 1819-1837 -- "Even Eden, you know, ain't all built": paper cities, British investors, and the ruins of Cairo, Illinois, 1837-1844 -- The petrified city: antiquity and modernity in Melville's New York, 1835-1865 -- Relapsing into barbarism: labor, ethnicity, and ruin in prospective histories of urban America, 1865-1906 -- "Plagued by their own inventions": reframing the technological ruins of San Francisco, 1906-1909 -- The metropolitan life in ruins: architectural and fictional speculations in New York, 1893-1919 -- Epilogue: Toward the posthuman ruin
Control code
646068368
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 380 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226946634
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612646539
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
264653
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646068368

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