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The Resource City of second sight : nineteenth-century Boston and the making of American visual culture, Justin T. Clark

City of second sight : nineteenth-century Boston and the making of American visual culture, Justin T. Clark

Label
City of second sight : nineteenth-century Boston and the making of American visual culture
Title
City of second sight
Title remainder
nineteenth-century Boston and the making of American visual culture
Statement of responsibility
Justin T. Clark
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the decades before the U.S. Civil War, the city of Boston evolved from a dilapidated, haphazardly planned, and architecturally stagnant provincial town into a booming and visually impressive metropolis. In an effort to remake Boston into the "Athens of America," neighborhoods were leveled, streets straightened, and an ambitious set of architectural ordinances enacted. However, even as residents reveled in a vibrant new landscape of landmark buildings, art galleries, parks, and bustling streets, the social and sensory upheaval of city life also gave rise to a widespread fascination with the unseen. Focusing his analysis between 1820 and 1860, Justin T. Clark traces how the effort to impose moral and social order on the city also inspired many--from Transcendentalists to clairvoyants and amateur artists--to seek out more ethereal visions of the infinite and ideal beyond the gilded paintings and glimmering storefronts"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Justin T.
Dewey number
307.1/2160974461
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT168.B6
LC item number
C53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Arts and society
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Occultism
Label
City of second sight : nineteenth-century Boston and the making of American visual culture, Justin T. Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ordering Boston's landscape -- Looking past disorder -- Transcending the gallery -- Drawing forth spirits -- Discovering the blind -- Enchanting the city
Control code
on1004529828
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9781469638737
Lccn
2017041401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004529828
Label
City of second sight : nineteenth-century Boston and the making of American visual culture, Justin T. Clark
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ordering Boston's landscape -- Looking past disorder -- Transcending the gallery -- Drawing forth spirits -- Discovering the blind -- Enchanting the city
Control code
on1004529828
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9781469638737
Lccn
2017041401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004529828

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