Magnetic City

Author: Justin Davidson
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9780553394719
Size: 16.71 MB
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From New York magazine’s architecture critic, a walking and reading guide to New York City—a historical, cultural, architectural, and personal approach to seven neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, including six essays that help us understand the evolution of the city For nearly a decade, Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Justin Davidson has explained the ever-changing city of New York to his readers at New York magazine, introducing new buildings, interviewing architects, tracking the way the transforming urban landscape shapes who New Yorkers are. Now, his extensive, inspiring knowledge will be available to a wide audience. An insider’s guide to the architecture and planning of New York that includes maps, photographs, and original insights from the men and women who built the city and lived in it—its designers, visionaries, artists, writers—Magnetic City offers first-time visitors and lifelong residents a new way to see New York. Includes walking tours throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx • the Financial District • the World Trade Center • the Seaport and the Brooklyn waterfront • Chelsea and the High Line • 42nd Street • the Upper West Side • the South Bronx and Sugar Hill Praise for Magnetic City “[Justin Davidson] combines a keen intelligence, experience, observational skills, expertise (especially but not solely architectural), and an elegant writing style to make this beautifully produced book indispensable.”—Booklist (starred review) “A street-level celebration of New York City in all ‘its perpetual complexity and contradiction’ . . . A worthy companion to Alfred Kazin’s A Walker in the City and the American Institute of Architects guides to the architecture of New York as well as a treat for fans of the metropolis.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “In this exquisitely crafted book, Justin Davidson does more than direct our feet to New York’s hidden monuments. He explains the structure of the city with a clarity that would be bracing even for a Gotham habitué, but more than that, he finds the meaning in every building and byway.”—Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning author of Far from the Tree “Mr. Davidson’s exceptional knowledge of our beloved city is inspiring. Magnetic City is now my official chaperone.”—Patti LuPone “Justin Davidson has a mind alive to every signal, and his brilliant prose style transmits that electricity in black-and-white type. He is thus born to the task of capturing the chaotic splendor of New York City on the page.”—Alex Ross, author of Listen to This “Justin Davidson’s beautiful tours of New York City invoke and redouble our love of the metropolis. His observations of landmarks, in-between places, and layered histories, delivered by an amazing kindred-spirit of architecture, make us feel like royal presences in the city.”—Jerry Saltz, senior art critic, New York “A fascinating and insightful companion for a walking tour of New York City. I particularly enjoyed the rich interweaving of the contemporary and the historical. A book worthy of the 21st century flaneur!”—Daniel Libeskind

Highland Park And River Oaks

Author: Cheryl Caldwell Ferguson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292748361
Size: 12.94 MB
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"Shows how the developers of Highland Park in Dallas and River Oaks in Houston were trying to create better living conditions in a countryside atmosphere away from the uncontrolled development that had blighted late 19th-century and early 20th-century urban neighborhoods in Texas. Also explores why planned suburban and community growth failed at the city-wide level and remained confined to elite suburbs. Also looks at subdivisions in Fort Worth, San Antonio, Amarillo, Wichita Falls, Beaumont, Galveston, and Port Arthur to provide information on how city planners worked with landscape architects to incorporate infrastructure improvements, coordinate landscape planning, and employ such legal devices as restrictive covenants to shape elite space coherently. The work of Texas' foremost suburban house architects, such as C.D. Hill, William Ward Watkin, and John F. Staub, is also analyzed"--

Stories In Your Hands

Author: Cynthia Clark
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 9781480840195
Size: 17.45 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Have you ever looked at your hands? Did you notice how remarkably unique they are? That is because they are personalized mirrors, reflecting who you are, your true desires, your purpose, and your values. There are personality archetypes in your hands that correspond to tarot’s major arcana that correspond to your soul’s journey, bringing you guidance and enlightenment. This connection between palmistry and tarot is explained in easy-to-understand language in author Cynthia Clark’s Stories in Your Hands: Discover Your Authentic Destiny Using Palmistry and Tarot. In psychology, Carl Jung is famous for explaining how archetypes are key to discovering why we behave the way we do. In her book, Clark shows how you will be able to identify your archetype(s) using your hands. You’ll learn the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual attributes of each archetype and how they manifest in every area of your life. Clark also shows you how to identify and correct imbalances among your archetypes. Stories in Your Hands: Discover Your Authentic Destiny Using Palmistry and Tarot helps you navigate the magnificent and unique map you were born with. This book guides you in discovering your true self and equips you with the skills to understand and grow through your life’s challenges so that you may live out your beautiful, authentic destiny. It is a clear and comprehensive reference manual for truth seekers as well as for professional counselors and coaches.

Explorer S Guide Salt Lake City Park City Provo Utah S High Country Resorts A Great Destination Second Edition

Author: Christine Balaz
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 9781581579307
Size: 15.13 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An updated edition of the most comprehensive guide to the area, full of spectacular scenery and ripe for outdoor adventure. In this definitive guide to Utah’s Wasatch Region, entertainment abounds, from the ski slopes of Park City to the theaters of Salt Lake. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Rockies’ impressive peaks, this region offers the perfect pairing of outdoor escapes and urban options—with convenience, accessibility, and affordability.

Radical Walking Tours Of New York City

Author: Bruce Kayton
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1583225544
Size: 13.28 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Traditional walking tours of New York enshrine the wealthy and the war heroes. Rarely seen are those buried in their wake - those who fought the power, pushing for a better world. In this exciting new guide, Bruce Kayton leads us to differnt kinds of monuments, offering readers a history of class struggles, labour movements and civil rights battles, with such sites as Emma Goldman's home in the East Village, Langston Hughes's house in Harlem and the site of Margaret Sanger's first birth control clinic. A new perspective on the history of New York and American radicalism.

Walking Portland

Author: Becky Ohlsen
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899976822
Size: 19.44 MB
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From a massive urban forest to the tiniest brewpub, Portland offers a huge variety of entertainments within a surprisingly compact area. Organic coffeeshops line the streets at the foot of an extinct volcano, and independent bookstores nestle up against food-cart pods. Already famous for its great beer, the city has become a center for serious dining on a reasonable budget. And thanks to years of progressive urban planning, Portland's layout makes it a walker's nirvana. In Walking Portland, devoted local Becky Ohlsen guides you through the Rose City's many charms, from idyllic waterfront fountains to the more obscure and out-of-the-way pockets of cool. On each walk, you'll discover hidden gardens, historic landmarks, award-winning restaurants, old-school taverns, oddball shops, and edgy warehouse galleries in some of the Northwest's most exciting neighborhoods. You'll cross bridges and graveyards, wander a Smithsonian-honored boulevard, see experiments in urban renewal (some inspiring, some dubious) and be regaled with stories of the city's colorful past. Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll full of shopping and snacks or a vigorous trek over tree-covered hillsides, grab this book, step outside and . . . walk Portland.

Keith Haring

Author: Kay Haring
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525428190
Size: 20.50 MB
Format: PDF
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Iconic pop artist Keith Haring comes to life for young readers in this picture book biography lovingly written by his sister This one-of-a-kind book explores the life and art of Keith Haring from his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame. It sheds light on this important artist's great humanity, his concern for children, and his disregard for the establishment art world. Reproductions of Keith's signature artwork appear in scenes boldly rendered by Robert Neubecker. This is a story to inspire, and a book for Keith Haring fans of all ages to treasure.