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Morningside heights : a history of its architecture & development / Andrew S. Dolkart.

By: Dolkart, Andrew S.
Contributor(s): [Jackson, Kenneth T.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: The Columbia history of urban life. Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1998Description: xix, 505 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780231078511 (pbk.); 023107851X (pbk.).Subject(s): Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York | Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century | Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc | Morningside Heights (New York, N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc | New York (N.Y.) -- History | Morningside Heights (New York, N.Y.) -- HistoryDDC classification: 720.97471 DOL Online resources: Table of contents Summary: "The announcement during the final years of the nineteenth century that the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Columbia College, St.Luke's Hospital, Teachers College, and Barnard College would construct new complexes on Morningside Heights heralded the transformation of this geographically isolated area into "the Acropolis of New York." Over the next several decades, these institutions, as well as Union Theological Seminary, Jewish Theological Seminary, the Institute of Musical Art/Julliard School of Music, and Riverside Church created a neighborhood of spectacular institutional buildings. In this lavishly illustrated book, Andrew S. Dolkart explores the richly varied architecture and history of these complexes and of the surrounding residential neighborhood and thus reveals a fascinating chapter in the life of New York City." --Book jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [465]-467) and index.

"The announcement during the final years of the nineteenth century that the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Columbia College, St.Luke's Hospital, Teachers College, and Barnard College would construct new complexes on Morningside Heights heralded the transformation of this geographically isolated area into "the Acropolis of New York." Over the next several decades, these institutions, as well as Union Theological Seminary, Jewish Theological Seminary, the Institute of Musical Art/Julliard School of Music, and Riverside Church created a neighborhood of spectacular institutional buildings. In this lavishly illustrated book, Andrew S. Dolkart explores the richly varied architecture and history of these complexes and of the surrounding residential neighborhood and thus reveals a fascinating chapter in the life of New York City." --Book jacket.

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