Design for the Crowd: Patriotism and Protest in Union Square

Author:   Joanna Merwood-Salisbury
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
ISBN:  

9780226080826


Pages:   312
Publication Date:   01 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Joanna Merwood-Salisbury
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
Imprint:   University of Chicago Press
ISBN:  

9780226080826


ISBN 10:   022608082
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   01 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Joanna Merwood-Salisbury offers a fascinating and well-researched history of Union Square, one of New York City's central hubs. Integrating architectural and urban history, political and cultural history, theories of space from sociology and other disciplines, and original archival research, Design for the Crowd reveals the ways in which carefully orchestrated urban plans are reconfigured through use. --Maggie Taft, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Merwood-Salisbury offers a fascinating and well-researched history of Union Square, one of New York City's central hubs. Integrating architectural and urban history, political and cultural history, theories of space from sociology and other disciplines, and original archival research, Design for the Crowd reveals the ways in which carefully orchestrated urban plans are reconfigured through use. This book will be of unique interest because it historicizes public space via a single, concrete site. It stands as a major contribution to many fields, from architecture and urban planning to political science. --Maggie Taft, coeditor of Art in Chicago


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Joanna Merwood-Salisbury is professor of architecture at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is the author of Chicago 1890: The Skyscraper and the City, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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