The Resource City of Second Sight : Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture, Justin T. Clark, (ebook)

City of Second Sight : Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture, Justin T. Clark, (ebook)

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City of Second Sight : Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture
Title
City of Second Sight
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Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture
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Justin T. Clark
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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. By elucidating the reciprocal influence of two of the most important developments in nineteenth-century American culture-the spectacular city and visionary culture-Clark demonstrates how the nineteenth-century city is not only the birthplace of modern spectacle but also a battleground for the freedom and autonomy of the spectator
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Midwest
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1977-
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Clark, Justin T.
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307.1/2160974461
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Occultism
  • Arts and society
  • City planning
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Boston (Mass.)
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adult
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City of Second Sight : Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture, Justin T. Clark, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469638744
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12130738
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12130738
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MWT12130738
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
City of Second Sight : Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture, Justin T. Clark, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469638744
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12130738
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12130738
System control number
MWT12130738
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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