Loft living : culture and capital in urban change /
Sharon Zukin.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1989.
xv, 232 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
0813513898 :
More Details
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1989.
0813513898 :
general note
Includes index.
Originally published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1982.
catalogue key
Bibliography: p. 211-225.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sharon Zukin teaches urban sociology and urban political economy at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she is a professor of sociology
Unpaid Annotation
This book exposes the meeting of art and real estate markets, the happy meeting between artists' demand for housing and city officials and homeowners who wanted to 'upgrade' their neighborhoods by private market means--and how those artists were used and abandoned by real estate developers and investors who were banking on rising property values.
Main Description
Behind the dirty, cast-iron facades of nineteenth-century loft buildings, an elegant style of life developed during the 1960s and 1970s. This style of life -- of using the city as a consumption mode -- was tied to the presence of artists, whose "happenings," performances, and studio spaces shaped a public perception of the good life at the center of the city.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Preface: Reader, Beware!p. xiii
Living Lofts as Terrain and Marketp. 1
Investment and Politicsp. 23
The Creation of a "Loft Lifestyle"p. 58
Art in the Arms of Powerp. 82
From Arts Production to Housing Marketp. 111
Demand and Development in the Loft Marketp. 126
Speculation and the Statep. 149
Capital Shifts and the Cultural Avant-Garde in Urban Americap. 173
Postscript to the Paperback Edition: More Market Forcesp. 193
Notesp. 211
Indexp. 227
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