Imagining the modern street: New York City, 1890-1940

guest lecture, history research seminar, university of amsterdam, December 10, 2015

 

This lecture will discuss the rise and development of the modern sidewalk in New York City in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, focusing on the role of architecture, visual art, and urban planning in shaping a culture of speed, movement, and dislocation that continues, even today, to define the street.

More details are available on the History Research Seminar website.