The Image of New York as Quintessence and Unique Reflection of Urban America – Ioana IACOB

THE IMAGE OF NEW YORK AS QUINTESSENCE AND UNIQUE REFLECTION OF URBAN AMERICA

Ioana IACOB

LUMENCopyright © 2008 – CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Book Series

FORMAT: Paperback         PAGES: 153          LANGUAGE: English

ISBN:  978-973-166-099-8

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Description:

In its unremitting quest for the elusive destination of an ‘all-encompassing’ locus, the American city forges a panoramic view dominated by a history of diversity and cosmopolitan specificity. The breath-taking odyssey that carried the urban space from a gregarious pragmatic community, to a cultural promoter of the nation’s artistic mission and eventually, to an economic leader of the global democracy, reads as a vortex in which identities, architectural revolutions and ideological mobs joint inside the pot of America. Its ramifying story of acceptance, assimilation, rejection and stereotypy brought the city at a stage where one can only hint at the complexity that governs the metropolis’s structure in terms of democratic narrative. Indeed, growing simultaneously with the transforming conception of American freedom and pursuit of achievement, the city never stops its trajectory, becoming, instead, a centripetal force that causes both prosperity and grievous distress upon America. (The author)


Topics of interest:

  • visual arts
  • art of performing
  • cultural, British, American, Jewish, Islamic studies

Author: Editura LUMEN