Название: Living Downtown
Издательство: University of California Press
Размер: 7 mb
From the palace hotels of the elite to cheap lodging houses, residential hotels have been an element of American urban life for nearly two hundred years. Living Downtown, the first comprehensive social and cultural history of life in American residential hotels, adds a much-needed historical perspective to the ongoing debate about whether these residences are a public nuisance or an essential housing resource. This highly original work aims to expand the concept of the American home and to recast accepted notions about the relationships among urban life, architecture, and the public management of residential environments.