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100 1  Yablon, Nick,|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
       no2009064988|eauthor. 
245 10 Untimely ruins :|ban archaeology of American urban 
       modernity, 1819-1919 /|cNick Yablon. 
264  1 Chicago :|bUniversity of Chicago Press,|c[2009] 
264  4 |c©2009. 
300    1 online resource (xiii, 380 pages) :|billustrations, maps
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504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-362) and 
       index 
505 0  Crumbling columns and day-old ruins: specters of antiquity
       on the American grand tour, 1819-1837 -- "Even Eden, you 
       know, ain't all built": paper cities, British investors, 
       and the ruins of Cairo, Illinois, 1837-1844 -- The 
       petrified city: antiquity and modernity in Melville's New 
       York, 1835-1865 -- Relapsing into barbarism: labor, 
       ethnicity, and ruin in prospective histories of urban 
       America, 1865-1906 -- "Plagued by their own inventions": 
       reframing the technological ruins of San Francisco, 1906-
       1909 -- The metropolitan life in ruins: architectural and 
       fictional speculations in New York, 1893-1919 
520 8  This is an extended meditation on the meanings of American
       ruins which explains why they are distinctive, what they 
       reveal, and how they matter 
520    American ruins have become increasingly prominent, whether
       in discussions of urban blight and home foreclosures, in 
       commemorations of 9/11, or in postapocalyptic movies. In 
       this highly original book, Nick Yablon argues that the 
       association between American cities and ruins dates back 
       to a much earlier period in the nation s history. 
       Recovering numerous scenes of urban desolation from failed
       banks, abandoned towns, and dilapidated tenements to the 
       crumbling skyscrapers and bridges envisioned in science 
       fiction and cartoons Untimely Ruins challenges the myth 
       that ruins were absent or insignificant objects in 
       nineteenth-century America. The first book to document an 
       American cult of the ruin, Untimely Ruins traces its 
       deviations as well as derivations from European 
       conventions. Unlike classical and Gothic ruins, which 
       decayed gracefully over centuries and inspired 
       philosophical meditations about the fate of civilizations,
       America s ruins were often untimely, appearing 
       unpredictably and disappearing before they could accrue an
       aura of age. As modern ruins of steel and iron, they 
       stimulated critical reflections about contemporary cities,
       and the unfamiliar kinds of experience they enabled. 
       Unearthing evocative sources everywhere from the archives 
       of amateur photographers to the contents of time-capsules,
       Untimely Ruins exposes crucial debates about the economic,
       technological, and cultural transformations known as urban
       modernity. The result is a fascinating cultural history 
       that uncovers fresh perspectives on the American city 
588    Description based on print version record 
650  0 Cities and towns|zUnited States|xHistory|0http://
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650  0 American literature|y19th century|xHistory and criticism.
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650  0 Ruins in literature.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
       subjects/sh85115794 
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651  0 New York (N.Y.)|xIn literature. 
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       authorities/subjects/sh2002006167 
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       id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2002012476 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aYablon, Nick.|tUntimely ruins.|dChicago 
       : University of Chicago Press, 2009|z9780226946634|w(DLC) 
       2009017799|w(OCoLC)587426436. 
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