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The Brooklyn Bridge : a cultural history

Title
The Brooklyn Bridge : a cultural history / Richard Haw.
Published
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2005.
Description
xi, 307 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents
Introduction : culture, history, and the Brooklyn Bridge
1. Manufacturing consensus, practicing exclusion : ideology and the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge
2. "The eyes of all people are upon us" : tourists, immigrants, and the Brooklyn Bridge
3. The view of the bridge : perspective, context, and the urban observer
4. American memory : history, fiction, and the Brooklyn Bridge
5. Revision and dissent : the Brooklyn Bridge from its centennial until the present
Epilogue : crisis and change : the Brooklyn Bridge in the wake of terror.
Summary
"Hailed by some as the Eighth Wonder of the World when it opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the world's most recognizable and beloved icons." "Despite its impressive physical presence, however, Brooklyn's grand old bridge is much more than a testament to engineering and architectural achievement. As Richard Haw shows in this first-of-its-kind cultural history, the Brooklyn Bridge owes as much to the public's imagination as it does to the historical events and technical prowess that were integral to its construction." "Bringing together more than sixty images of the bridge that, over the years, have graced postcards, magazine covers, and book jackets and appeared in advertisements, cartoons, films, and photographs, Haw traces the diverse and sometimes jarring ways in which this majestic structure has been received, adopted, and interpreted as an American idea. Haw's account is not a history of how the bridge was made, but rather of what people have made of the Brooklyn Bridge - in film, music, literature, art, and politics - from its opening ceremonies to the blackout of 2003."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-288) and index.
Language
English
LCCN
2004021378
ISBN
0813535875 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Format
Book Book
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