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Nearest Thing to Heaven

The Empire State Building and American Dreams

Nearest Thing to Heaven( )
Author: Kingwell, Mark
Series title:Icons of America Ser.
ISBN:978-0-300-10622-0
Publication Date:May 2006
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $32.00
Book Description:

This elegantly written appreciation of the Empire State Building opens up the building’s richness and importance as an icon of America. The book leads us through the facts surrounding the skyscraper’s conception and construction, then enters into a provocative theoretical discussion of its function as an icon, its representation in pictures, literature, and film, and the implications of its iconic status as New York’s most important architectural monument to...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Museums, Tours, Points Of Interest
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.13 x 9.25 x 0.89 Inches
Book Weight:1.1 Pounds
Author Biography
Kingwell, Mark (Author)
Mark Kingwell is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He has published five books.

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