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Author: Helen W. Henderson
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New York: Doran, 1929. . A Loiterer in New York: Discoveries Made by a Rambler Through Obvious Yet Unsought Highways and Byways. New York: Doran, 1917.
Author: Tom Lutz
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
From the author of Crying, a witty, wide-ranging cultural history of our attitudes toward work—and getting out of it Couch potatoes, goof-offs, freeloaders, good-for-nothings, loafers, and loungers: ever since the Industrial Revolution, when the work ethic as we know it was formed, there has been a chorus of slackers ridiculing and lampooning the pretensions of hardworking respectability. Reviled by many, heroes to others, these layabouts stretch and yawn while the rest of society worries and sweats. Whenever the world of labor changes in significant ways, the pulpits, politicians, and pedagogues ring with exhortations of the value of work, and the slackers answer with a strenuous call of their own: "To do nothing," as Oscar Wilde said, "is the most difficult thing in the world." From Benjamin Franklin's "air baths" to Jack Kerouac's "dharma bums," Generation-X slackers, and beyond, anti-work-ethic proponents have held a central place in modern culture. Moving with verve and wit through a series of fascinating case studies that illuminate the changing place of leisure in the American republic, Doing Nothing revises the way we understand slackers and work itself.
In such books as New York Sketches ( 1902 ) , A Loiterer in New York ( 1917 ) , The Book of New York ( 1917 ) , and New York : The Nation's Metropolis ...
Author: Richard Haw
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
"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.
Garmey, Stephen, Gramercy Park: An Illustrated History of a New York Neighborhood, ... Henderson, Helen W., A Loiterer in New York, Doran, 1917.
Author: John Tauranac
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Discover the whos, the whats, the whys and hows of social history that make the city come alive. A sarcophagus sits in a public park Stones from the dungeon that imprisoned Joan of Arc support a statue of her A Star of David adorns a Baptist church A fire-breathing salamander decorates a firehouse A stained-glass window relates an architect’s frustrations These are the details that guidebooks usually ignore and passersby ordinarily overlook. Curious readers will delight in revelations of history hidden in plain sight, alongside stunning photography of Manhattan’s overlooked treasures.
See Elizabeth Hawes , New York , New York : How the Apartment House ... Henderson in A Loiterer in New York ( New York : George H. Doran Co. , 1917 ) , p .
Author: Max Page
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"The oxymoron "creative destruction" suggests the tensions that are at the heart of urban life: between stability and change, between particular places and undifferentiated spaces, between market forces and planning controls, and between the "natural" and "unnatural" in city growth. Page investigates these cultural counter weights through case studies of Manhattan's development, with depictions ranging from private real estate development along Fifth Avenue to Jacob Riis's slum clearance efforts on the Lower East Side, from the elimination of street trees to the efforts to save City Hall from demolition. Contrary to the popular sense of New York as an ahistorical city - the past as recalled by powerful citizens - was in fact, at the heart of defining how the city would be built."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Stephen Paul DeVilloPublish On: 2017-11-07
Henderson, Helen W. A Loiterer in New York. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1917. Hertel, Frederica W. A Guide to Historic St. Mark's Church In-the-Bouwerie.
Author: Stephen Paul DeVillo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From peglegged Peter Stuyvesant to CBGB’s, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it. It was the street your mother warned you about—even if you lived in San Francisco. Long associated with skid row, saloons, freak shows, violence, and vice, the Bowery often showed the worst New York City had to offer. Yet there were times when it showed its best as well. The Bowery is New York’s oldest street and Manhattan’s broadest boulevard. Like the city itself, it has continually reinvented itself over the centuries. Named for the Dutch farms, or bouweries, of the area, the path’s lurid character was established early when it became the site of New Amsterdam’s first murder. A natural spring near the Five Points neighborhood led to breweries and taverns that became home to the gangs of New York—the “Bowery B’hoys,” “Plug Uglies,” and “Dead Rabbits.” In the Gaslight Era, teenaged streetwalkers swallowed poison in McGurk’s Suicide Hall. A brighter side to the street was reflected in places of amusement and culture over the years. A young P.T. Barnum got his start there, and Harry Houdini learned showmanship playing the music halls and dime museums. Poets, singers, hobos, gangsters, soldiers, travelers, preachers, storytellers, con-men, and reformers all gathered there. Its colorful cast of characters includes Peter Stuyvesant, Steve Brodie, Carry Nation, Stephen Foster, Stephen Crane, and even Abraham Lincoln. The Bowery: The Strange History of New York’s Oldest Street traces the full story of this once notorious thoroughfare from its pre-colonial origins to the present day.
New York: D. Appleton, 1866. Halle, David. “The Audience for Abstract Art: Class, Culture, ... A Loiterer in New York. New York: George H. Doran, 1917 ...
Author: Andrew P. Haley
Publisher: UNC Press Books
In the nineteenth century, restaurants served French food to upper-class Americans with aristocratic pretensions, but by the turn of the century, even the best restaurants cooked ethnic and American foods for middle-class urbanites. In Turning the Tables, Andrew P. Haley examines how the transformation of public dining that established the middle class as the arbiter of American culture was forged through battles over French-language menus, scientific eating, cosmopolitan cuisines, unescorted women, un-American tips, and servantless restaurants.
2 vols 1905 , New York 1905 , I vol London 1907 ( rev and corrected ) , 2 vols ... ( 1917 ) , New York 1917. ... Loiterer's harvest : a book of essays .
Author: George Watson
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: Literary Criticism
More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.